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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 130–143.
Published: 01 September 2008
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 435–463.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Celeste Henery Abstract This essay proposes diaspora as a love story—a tale of how black women create new possibilities for black collectivity through their writing. The experiences and affect of black women, born of their racial and gendered subjectivity, remain a less explored dimension...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): v–ix.
Published: 01 September 2016
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 382–388.
Published: 01 March 2017
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 150–162.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Jocelyn Fenton Stitt Abstract The relationship of the enslaved past to the present has been an ongoing topic within African diaspora studies generally, and within Black feminist studies specifically. This essay traces a Black feminist genealogy rooted in Saidiya Hartman’s Lose Your Mother...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 112–126.
Published: 01 December 2020
... the multiple dimensions of “return” in the context of physical displacement, loss, cultural erasure, and diaspora negotiations of belonging and exile. Identifying return as both a right and as a metaphor, it looks at gendered realities of Palestinian and Palestinian-American experience, critiques the dichotomy...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 91–97.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Gina Athena Ulysse Abstract This small collection of Haitian women's reflections on the earthquake offers readers a kaleidoscopic view of how several women at home and in the diaspora lived through this moment, their responses and the continuous impact on our lives. The works are composed...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 94–120.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Keisha-Khan Y. Perry Abstract In Brazil and throughout the African diaspora, rarely are black women, especially poor black women, considered leaders of social movements, much less political theorists. While Afro-Brazilian women are at the very heart of the struggle for urban housing and land rights...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 71–87.
Published: 01 September 2016
... contributions in contemporary theoretical debates in African Diaspora and Latin American Studies underscores the need to deemphasize the United States and English-speaking experiences in our discussions of global Black intellectual traditions, while simultaneously foregrounding black women's contributions...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 56–78.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Wiebke Beushausen Abstract This article offers a literary and cultural studies approach to sexual citizenship and belonging through a reading of the coming-of-age genre. Coming-of-age narratives, a primary mode of a womanist Caribbean diaspora poetics, offer fruitful ground for an analysis...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 123–147.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Lauren J. Gantz Abstract This article argues that in her novel, At the Full and Change of the Moon (1999), Dionne Brand uses archives/archiving as a trope by which to trace slavery's aftereffects on the Caribbean and its diasporas. African diasporic authors and critics have long emphasized...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 353–381.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Selina Makana Abstract The assertion that the mid-twentieth century Black freedom struggles across the African diaspora was a masculine era is one that continues to strike a chord with many African women whose voices have remained absent from the rhetoric on national liberation struggles across...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 491–506.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Daphne Lamothe Abstract In The Fisher King , Paule Marshall depicts urban spatial and social relations that resonate with the psychic and social ruptures of the African Diaspora. The novel’s central characters comprise a blended family with Southern African American and Caribbean roots. They reckon...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 163–183.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Julie Iromuanya Abstract The politically voiceless, economically visible, and racially indeterminate middleman minority status as noted by sociologists Edna Bonacich and Pyong Gap Min hardly comes to mind when scholars envision women of Africa and the African Diaspora. Still, when considering...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 11–38.
Published: 01 April 2021
...: Social Reform and the Late Nineteenth-Century South Asian Novel , Flashpoints series , Evanston : Northwestern University Press , 2017 . Vanita Reddy , Fashioning Diaspora: Beauty, Femininity, and South Asian American Culture , Philadelphia : Temple University Press , 2016...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 63–93.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Chinese diaspora graphic narratives Asian archive In The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam , Ann Marie Fleming ( 2007 ) creates an illustrated memoir that highlights the connections between generations of diasporic Chinese subjects. 1 Enacted through multi- and metatextual narrative and graphic...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 September 2018
... to violence against women and girls. At once haunting and hopeful, the piece beautifully represents this collection of essays, poetry, memoir, testimonio , and culture works documenting Black women’s resistance and resilience throughout the diaspora. It is this vision and spirit of illuminated, vital...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 183–192.
Published: 01 April 2021
... to feel in order to survive, widowed and pregnant due to war, rests in my bones. This reminds me of a story. Many years ago, I wanted to leave home to study in diaspora. I was only fifteen, and the khandaan appealed to you, 13 as my elder, to intervene & talk sense into me. You silenced...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 218–228.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Alden Sajor Marte-Wood I scroll down, reading status updates about Filipinx migrant caregivers. My mother posts a photo of my Tita Lorena. My aunt is a TNT. In the Filipinx diaspora, this acronym refers to the Tagalog phrase tago ng tago , literally “hiding and hiding,” shorthand...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 219–231.
Published: 01 November 2018
... new diaspora in northern universities, and how we might engage in productive and equitable partnerships. We have also come to realize that generational differences affect how we think about feminism and what our priorities should be. What is interesting to a midcareer scholar in the United States...