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Meridians (1 September 2006) 7 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 September 2006
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Meridians (1 March 2016) 13 (2): 28–55.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Sula and the subsequent damage done to their relationship as a result of the various factors inhibiting their ability to form a relationship based on intersubjectivity. Bonded together and in many ways fused in girlhood, Sula and Nel cannot maintain a friendship beyond adolescence because of the ways...
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Meridians (1 September 2008) 8 (1): 53–73.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Andreana Clay Abstract Examinations of the relationship of queer sexuality and the hip-hop generation have recently emerged in academia. However, little or no work has been done that explores hip-hop's bisexual, independent poster child, Me'Shell Ndegeocello. Since her debut in 1993, Ndegeocello's...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 232.
Published: 01 November 2018
... they would not know I will not shed any. If there were no tremors they would not know me. Unshaken. I will outlive them. I will bury them in my question: What more? This is what we have done since before the border between wild and free was pinned like steel and plaster, animal...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 16–24.
Published: 01 September 2018
... children and adolescents. Because her mother is a poor Dominican woman and a descendant of Haitian immigrants the crime remains unpunished—neither the pedophile rapist nor the damage done to that child’s life has been addressed by the legal system. And there have been other landmark cases, like the case in...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2019
... author’s full ancestry (Hernandez, 155). By contrast, her school pictures evidence that she looked brown not because the “photographer had done something wrong,” but because her father’s Afro-Cuban heritage was apparent in her looks (Hernandez, 159). The unasked yet driving question woven through the...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 133–149.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., whereupon she gives him several slaps on his face. Opoku-Agyemang ( 1997 , 75) observes rightly that this woman is “strong both emotionally and physically.” Her fortitude is seen when she closes the eyes of her dead son, whom she had done what she could to save, and determines that she can use him to make...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 383–400.
Published: 01 November 2018
... to say that being gay in South Africa does not come with its own social repercussions. There have been an estimated thirty murders of gay and lesbian South Africans between 2012 and 2016 (Fletcher 2016 ). The rape and/or murder of Black lesbians in South Africa is often done as a “corrective...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 227–243.
Published: 01 April 2019
...), and in her place is a decisive biological mother determined to “live in a way that puts my baby first.” To live in such a way is for Walker “probably the hardest work I’ve ever done,” but it is also work about which she has “no regrets” (206–7). The by now well-known schism between Walker and...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 269–278.
Published: 01 November 2018
... face the same “precarity,” to use Judith Butler’s term, and seek to transform their lives. I think it is possible to create layers of “global” feminist discourses where North African, sub-Saharan African, and Western feminisms can meet. This can be done by adopting a perspective that highlights...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 152–160.
Published: 01 April 2019
... act as though the photographer had done something wrong. I remember staring into the bathroom mirrors at my face, measuring the contrast between my dark hair and my light(er) skin. This was Ma’s bathroom, where you had to wipe your tinkerbell and make sure your bungie was clean and where if someone...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 163–183.
Published: 01 September 2018
... resistance today. Antilynching crusader Ida B. Wells (1969, 8) certifies: Not all nor nearly all of the murders done by white men, during the past thirty years in the South, have come to light, but the statistics as gathered and preserved by white men, and which have not been questioned, show that during...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 82–96.
Published: 01 September 2018
... acknowledge the barber’s deed done. The stage of the barber shop, the various props, the actors, the scene, the script of the performance of getting a haircut are all recorded in the finished product: my hair(cut). The exclamations “You cut your hair!” or simply “Your hair!” not only mark the difference...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 309–324.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of the vulnerable and violated African woman, #BBOG’s initial photographic campaign strategy worked. By the time the campaign logo had been changed to a simple crimson red background featuring bold white or black text, Vitale’s photo—or rather the edited version of it—had done its job. The world had...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 279–295.
Published: 01 November 2018
... continuous alienation by other feminists, the group decided to take a step back to re-evaluate what it means to be a sex worker who also self-identifies as a feminist within an African context. This was done not only to gain the feminist language and confidence needed to articulate a specific political...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 361–375.
Published: 01 November 2018
... to be vulnerable to misinterpretation. On several occasions, for instance, I was mistaken for a reporter. With advice from colleagues who had done previous research in Angola, I made a conscious decision not to video-record my interviews. Nonetheless some women still felt suspicious of my tape...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 51–81.
Published: 01 September 2018
... had done was publish poems in Negro Digest and with Broadside Press, innovate a Black studies curriculum, and influence some of the key cultural and revolutionary Black nationalists radicalized during the Black Student Movement. However, her collection of poems, A Mirror: A Soul, published in 1969...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 63–93.
Published: 01 April 2019
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 107–130.
Published: 01 September 2018
... for her role in the ballet La Guiablesse, choreographed by Ruth Page, which was also based on and named after the Hearn story. Dunham ( 2005 , 201–7) had also done extensive fieldwork on Martinican dance forms in the mid-1930s, resulting in her West Indian–themed ballet L’Ag’Ya. This double...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 184–204.
Published: 01 September 2018
... depictions of black men stem from personal interactions and/or collaborations with male authors—a question that dually implies that black women authors have somehow been “done wrong” by black men and therefore write from a place of vengeance, and that black women authors are unable to capture black manhood...