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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 264–266.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Kwame Dixon Place,Languagea, nd Identityin Afro-CostaRicanLiterature.By Dorothy E. Mosby. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2003. xiii, 264 pp .Cloth, $34.95. Afro-Hispanic literary productions and works that configure or address the image of Afro-Latin people within narrative texts...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 40–65.
Published: 01 September 2004
... and identity. Through an analysis of the life history narrative of middleclass, Afro-Guyanese political activist Andaiye, I explore the ways in which the return home is necessarily about locating oneselfin a place from which SHE WHO RETURNED HOME 41 to engage in the struggle not just for sovereignty...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 174–182.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Destiny Wiley-Yancy Abstract The Afro-Asian People’s Solidarity Organization’s (AAPSO) Presidium Committee on Women met to prepare for the United Nations Conference on Women in Nairobi, Kenya. The committee aimed to tackle the impact of colonialism and imperialism and the ways...
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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 162–182.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Maritza Quiñones Rivera Copyright © 2006 by Smith College 2006 MARITZA QUINONES RIVERA From Triguefiittao Afro- Puerto Rican IntersectionofstheRacializedG, endered, andSexualizeBdodyin PuertoRicoand theU.S.Mainland Mequierehacerpensar quesoypartedeuna trilogforacial Dondeto' elmundoesigual...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Cláudia Pons Cardoso; Miriam Adelman Abstract This article was written on the basis of interviews with 22 Afro-Brazilian activist women. It uses research on their trajectories to show how, as political subjects, they have used inequalities based on class, race, gender, and sexuality as instruments...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 148–176.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Flávia Santos de Araújo Abstract This essay takes an intersectional and transnational approach to analyze how selected poetic texts by contemporary Afro-Brazilian writers Conceição Evaristo, Esmeralda Ribeiro Cristiane Sobral, Miriam Alves, and Elisa Lucinda (re)design portrayals of Afro-descendant...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 25–45.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Dorothy E. Mosby Abstract This paper is both a personal reflection and critical analysis of the circulation of the poem “Rotundamente negra” by Afro-Costa Rican poet and cultural activist Shirley Campbell among Afro-descendant women in Latin America. As I heard various recitations...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 1–24.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Agustín Laó-Montes Copyright © 2016 Smith College 2016 AGUSTiN LA6-MONTES Afro-LatinAmericanFeminisms at the CuttingEdge of Emerging Political-EpistemicMovements1 lf weunderstanfdeminismasallstruggleosfwomenwhoopposepatriarchyw, e wouldhaveto...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 88–117.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Karen Y. Morrison Abstract This essay describes the common concerns about the social reproduction of race found in the works of pioneering Afro-Latin American writers Maria de Fermina Reis, Irma Pedroso, Carolina Maria de Jesus and Daisy Rubiera Castillo. Each was the first African-descended woman...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 123–154.
Published: 01 April 2022
... Retamar’s Caliban. This essay invites the reader to remember Casal’s 1970s essays as foundationally intersectional, decolonial, antiracist, and feminist. llomas@newark.rutgers.edu Copyright © 2022 Smith College 2022 Afro-Latina Cuban disidentification Blackness Caliban The exiled...
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Published: 01 December 2020
Firure 1. Cordon of Mães de Santo (the highest authorities of Afro-Brazilian religions such as Candomblé) leading off the the Black Women’s March on Brasilia. Photo by Adriana Medeiros. Firure 1. Cordon of Mães de Santo (the highest authorities of Afro-Brazilian religions such as Candomblé More
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Published: 01 December 2020
Figure 1. Marcha logo, designed by Afro-Bahian artist J. Cunha. Figure 1. Marcha logo, designed by Afro-Bahian artist J. Cunha. More
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 118–129.
Published: 01 September 2016
... for this gathering was to have a major intervention: in the twenty-first century, Black/Afro-descendent women need to conspire. We understand a conspiracy to be an act of love and care; a search for equity and equality; an affirmation of our beauty; a commitment to guaranteeing access to food, education and health...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 513–521.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Firure 1. Cordon of Mães de Santo (the highest authorities of Afro-Brazilian religions such as Candomblé) leading off the the Black Women’s March on Brasilia. Photo by Adriana Medeiros. Firure 1. Cordon of Mães de Santo (the highest authorities of Afro-Brazilian religions such as Candomblé...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 389–411.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Takkara Brunson Abstract A woman of African descent born in Cuba, Eusebia Cosme relocated to the United States during the late 1930s. She quickly became an internationally renowned performer of “Afro-Antillean” poetry, dressing in elaborate costumes as she recited the works of prominent poets who...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 46–55.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Ochy Curiel; Manuela Borzone; Alexander Ponomareff Abstract This article rethinks the challenges of radical politics within a global neoliberal context by rekindling conversations about the history of Afro-Latin American women's movements. The article explores the current economic crisis and its...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 158–184.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Rachel Afi Quinn Abstract Afro-Dominican singer-songwriter Xiomara Fortuna has enjoyed a career that spanned more than four decades and shaped the work of a new generation of Dominican musicians. In March 2017 she was bestowed a presidential award of honor and she accepted it barefoot, making...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 150–162.
Published: 01 September 2018
... and women, is a project also taken up in the three texts discussed here: Tina Campt’s Listening to Images (2017), Michelle D. Commander’s Afro-Atlantic Flight: Speculative Returns and the Black Fantastic (2017), and Christina Sharpe’s In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (2016). One of Hartman’s most...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 97–106.
Published: 01 September 2018
... to address three main subjects: the presence of racism in Puerto Rico and its connections to colonialism, a proposal to subvert patriarchal forms that dictate relationships between women, and an invitation to embrace our Afro-Caribbean identity as a manifestation of cultural resistance. Copyright © 2018...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 295–307.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Camee Maddox-Wingfield Abstract In contemporary Martinique, an overseas territory of France located in the Lesser Antilles, the term bèlè is used to describe a subculture or a way of life that is organized around a rich complex of ancestral Afro-Creole drum-dance practices. In this article...