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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 63–93.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Sally McWilliams Abstract In The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam , Ann Marie Fleming creates an illustrated memoir that highlights the connections between generations of diasporic Chinese subjects. Nominally a memoir about her great-grandfather, Fleming uses the politics of vaudeville and her great...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2019
... by Elizabeth LaPensée, Our Grandmothers Carry Water from the Other World, honors the legacy of (grand)mothers who remind us that we are “simultaneously separated and united by” water, as poignantly phrased by Lily Mabura in this issue. Similarly, Alexis Pauline Gumbs’s poetic memoir, “Whale...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 219–231.
Published: 01 November 2018
... women’s writing. Facing impending motherhood, the speaker contemplates her own transformation from daughter into “becoming Mother.” The poem maps the borders between what “we cannot know” and “how it has always been,” unshaken and yet without certainty. Memoir has been one of the transformative...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 94–151.
Published: 01 April 2019
....” Cumulatively these measures fixed slave status as hereditary and pegged perpetuation of the socioeconomic system to the reproductive capacity of black women (Brown 1996 ). ( Fig. 2 .) Figure 2. 1835 engraving by Patrick Reason, in George Bourne, Slavery Illustrated in Its Effects Upon Woman and...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 184–204.
Published: 01 September 2018
... about. She had an inside and outside now and suddenly she knew how not to mix them. (72) Hurston illustrates Janie’s inward turn with a vivid materiality; she finds “things packed up and put away” and imagines wandering into herself to take a look around. The shock of her husband’s physical...