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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 232.
Published: 01 November 2018
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 62–65.
Published: 01 September 2011
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 205–210.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Ayanah Moor Abstract Images of women surrounding male rap stars in music videos are as common as the jewel-encrusted subject matter of today's rap lyrics. Females are seen in packs hovering around male rap stars, playing the part of enthusiastic cheerleader or die-hard groupie. Rap music videos...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 14–31.
Published: 01 April 2020
... Smith Shot through the window Mrs. Hampton Smith With her husband’s Winchester He was twenty-five and dead    in their bedroom, Mr. Hampton Smith    by a bullet from his own gun    “For all who draw the sword will die by the sword” Black on white say goodnight It could have been any black man...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 87–111.
Published: 01 December 2020
... can’t just go to the doctor and ask for help without being looked at and thought of as a manipulator, a drug seeker” ( Truth to Power 2000). Her requests for a compassionate release—in order to live with her mother until she dies—have been denied, and she will likely die in prison. Tragically, all...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 39–52.
Published: 01 April 2021
... Amma’s friend’s granddaughter’s “die-per,” which the baby wore all day like they did in America, where it lived. When they came to visit Amma, Rani couldn’t stand the smell when she picked up the baby and tried to make it laugh. Amma, who usually noticed every little smell, every little piece of dust...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 513–521.
Published: 01 December 2020
...; and of public safety, where public safety agents decide who should live and who should die while the state and the society remain negligent. We denounce the solitary battles against drug addiction, the criminalization of our people, and the elimination of our sons and daughters in the war against drugs...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 1–12.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., and in-person social worlds began to shut down as “shelter in place” orders were issued and our lives moved online. Millions were furloughed, laid off, and fired, and thousands began to fall sick and die nonetheless. As of this writing, more than one hundred and ninety thousand people have died in the United...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 206–226.
Published: 01 April 2019
... atrocities into neat, if tragic, historical facts. But bloodshed and blood sacrifice create the nation, and women’s bodies play a central role in the drawing and officializing of new and old borders. Political violence makes sense only if we conceive of nations as real entities and people as willing to die...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 401–414.
Published: 01 November 2018
...—without contradiction. Upon the death of sũsũ Mũkũta’s husband Mwangangi, sũsũ Mũkũta would go back to her marital home in Ikomoa and marry a younger woman called Kakonge, who gave them two daughters. Years later sũsũ Mũkũta’s “wife” would die and the daughters would get married, leaving her...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 376–381.
Published: 01 November 2018
... and misogynistic tone of Zimbabwean politics did not die with Robert Mugabe’s exit. Instead the fall of Grace Mugabe legitimized the exclusion and silencing of women in the political space. Each cycle of Zimbabwean politics comes with a theme. The themes are often infused with language of the liberation...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 183–192.
Published: 01 April 2021
... it when he says he’d prefer to die than to be caught in the maw of the monster. We have lived in the presence of death for a long time. We have never spoken of it, save once. It is only one more silence that fills the chasm between us. I went to see him...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 358–371.
Published: 01 October 2019
... a motorcycle or a tattoo, she would die,” confessed a Chinese student that the kid tutored on weekends. The threatening negative integer was also paired with considerable astigmatism. “Bad eyes, good grades,” reiterated Father proudly. At the fitting, the white optometrist was initially appalled...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 227–243.
Published: 01 April 2019
... anything for her biological son, including die for him, there are limits to what she will do for Solomon. It is in those limits, she argues, that truth lies. The implication is that denying the truth of this difference or remaining silent out of fear, propriety, or shame would force Solomon (and Tenzin...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 139–148.
Published: 01 December 2020
... bombing of Iraq left over 200,000 dead, and the bombings have continued for the last ten years. unicef estimates that over one million Iraqis have died, and that 5,000 more die every month as a result of the un -imposed sanctions, enforced in their harshest form by U.S. power. The list does not stop...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 152–160.
Published: 01 April 2019
... the people from the pictures are in the bedrooms. DeeDee, with the light eyes and Ma’s lovely hair, smiles down from her high school cheerleader picture. She had curves to die for, curves for days, miles of curves—reports vary. DeeDee as I know her, DeeDee in the bedroom, looks out of flabby flawless...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 April 2021
...-riding men whose death by lorry becomes no more than a bump on the road of Rani’s commute home, the most vulnerable disappear or die with little acknowledgment. Indeed, under Modi’s ultra-nationalist rule, anti-Muslim and anti-Dalit violence have increased dramatically, this pattern of ethnic cleansing...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 209–236.
Published: 01 April 2020
... Will ‘Die on the Vine’ after ICE Raids, Labor Warns .” Bloomberg Politics , March 2 . https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-02/california-fruit-is-going-to-die-on-the-vine-after-ice-raids . Meyer Will . 2018 . “ Mayor Narkewicz’s Stance on COP LINK—a Police Database— Contradicts...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 219–231.
Published: 01 November 2018
... feminist literary scholars who have earned acclaim in multiple genres, ranging across critical scholarship and creative writing. Jaji’s poem “And They Didn’t Die” is an homage to her mother. It draws its title from the famous novel of the same name by Lauretta Ngcobo, one of the great “ankestors,” to use...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 278–294.
Published: 01 October 2020
... the Vietnam War. My father said that the day my aunt Yolanda drove him to enlist, she told him he “could either go to Vietnam or go to jail.” Decades later he would tell his children that he thought he was more likely to die on the streets of Harlem than in Vietnam due to his experiences with violence...
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