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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 265–292.
Published: 01 April 2022
... minoritized women in the U.S. academy to reflect on how this colonial legacy has shaped not only their identities but also their identifications—how and with whom they identify. The authors demonstrate what they refer to as a love letter approach that enables them to foster connection, healing...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 435–463.
Published: 01 March 2017
... pains than pleasures-to recount the life of her mother who died birthing her. While she specifies that she never knew love, she nonetheless pens love letters to her unknown mother and transmits the intimate details of her story. Her contemplations about her experiences of subjection and isolation come...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 April 2022
... on addressing the legacy and ongoing fact of intersectional violence experienced by “racially minoritized” people internally and relationally, “Sisterhood Birthed through Colonialism: Using Love Letters to Connect, Heal, and Transform” is a joint memoir by Jamaican Raquel Wright-Mair and Puerto Rican Milagros...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 41–62.
Published: 01 April 2019
.... A queer archive of love letters in Manuel Muñoz’s ( 2007 ) “Lindo y Querido” draws alliances between the silenced suffering of an undocumented domestic servant, Connie, and the closeting of her gay son. Connie’s ritualistic engagement with the letters helps her process her son’s death and her own past...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 96–101.
Published: 01 March 2010
... unsealed archive of Hickok, a journalist, only to "cruelly" exploit the contents of some 3,000 letters between the two women, many of which could only be characterized as passionate love letters. Faber "despises Hickok and loathes homosexuals," Blanche concluded in the review, noting the author's...
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Meridians (2005) 5 (2): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2005
... she would marry sounded incongruous in the public courtroom. In an obvious attempt to make Leonard jealous, she uses exaggeration and hyperbole in several of her love notes. In one letter written while they were apart, Alice named the blackface entertainer Al Jolson as one of the many men who flirted...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 147–148.
Published: 01 March 2013
... wrath rests in the lusts of this wretch. I will forever thirst for Yella Gaines. A passion that scorches your heart and tortures your soul. His forged letter belched that he loved Annie more than he desired to be my husband. He would prey on her. Sweet Jesus. Abandoned again. just like John Tabbs. His...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 132–138.
Published: 01 March 2003
..., perhaps for defying Akhenaten in matters of religion. She might have died. All agree, however, that she was beautiful. Drawings and statues attest to this. And then there is her name. Nefertiti: "the beautiful one has come." I know these things because of my sister, Reina. She loved to talk about...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 54–76.
Published: 01 September 2010
... the authority of a singular voice, be that the voice of the author, character, or critic. MotherTongue MotherTonguetells the story of Marfa, a Chicana from New Mexico, who aids and eventually falls in love with Jose Luis Alegria, a Salvadoran fleeing his country.6 Marfa and Jose Luis develop a friendship...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 123–147.
Published: 01 March 2016
.... It is the communicative means through which daughters reproduce love backwards through language" (Gumbs 2006, 33). In her letter, Eula is attempting to reproduce her entire family history backwards. Her writing chronicles her interactions with the family records, describing her efforts to decipher the documents...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 139–170.
Published: 01 March 2003
... of half-truths is shattered after the accident when Joanna's mother discovers explicit love letters among her daughter's belongings and a local boy begins spreading rumors about both Veronica and Joanna. Meanwhile, after moving in with her brother, Veronica meets and begins a sexual relationship...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 156–160.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Letter" on my website, and it went viral. Her comments touched a chord among those who love Tubman, particularly when she wrote that she was "sick, and very tired of the ongoing denigration of our people in the name of art, or some other hifalutin' acts of hubris and juvenile chutzpah" and that Simmons's...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 32–48.
Published: 01 March 2008
..., my grandmother, was not like this! I just inherited this extraordinary cache ofletters from her. I do not know what to do with them. Mygrandmother in the 20s, early 3os-she died (before independence) in 1944-has written these letters. A lot of them were written to her much-loved brother who...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 108–113.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Nadève Ménard NADEVE MENARD MyDearestAna August, 2010 MyDearest Ana, I've never been good at keeping journals, although I have tried at several points in my life. To be honest, I'm not even that great at letter-writing, although I do it from time to time. But this letter is different...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 351–362.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of the fittest for loving one's neighbor as one's self (Mark 12:31). Similarly, the god confessed by many StrongBlackWomen contributes to their own moral performances, establishing their understanding of divine power and strength. In her book In a Blaze of Glory: Womanist Spirituality as Social Witness, Emilie...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 79–98.
Published: 01 March 2016
... adoptiveparent focused discourses of transracial adoption" (Nelson 2009, 294). The letter reads: "I'm ashamed that I couldn't take care of you earlier. . . . How reproachable mother I am! . . . To image [sic] your lovely face, this is my only hope" (Trenka 2003, 9-10). To hear a birth mother's voice longing...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 334–349.
Published: 01 October 2022
... written in the flesh. Lashes grant affective bonds in A Mercy a dangerous and sometimes lethal edge, just as they do in some of Morrison’s other works (one thinks immediately of the murderous “mother love” unleashed in Beloved [ 1987 ] and the homicidal blues romance of Jazz [1992a], for example...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 142–152.
Published: 01 September 2014
... not underestimate what it took for twenty-one black feminists to drop everything, pick up everything, and get themselves and one another to the Combahee River on June 2, 2013, exactly 150 years after the historic uprising. We may not have arrived carrying twin babies on our hips (Tubman reports in a letter that she...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 8–13.
Published: 01 April 2019
...? Towards the Autopoetic Turn/Overturn: A Manifesto .” (Unpublished essay). Wynter Sylvia . 1994 . “ No Humans Involved: An Open Letter to My Colleagues .” In Institute N.H.I. 1 no. 1 : 42 – 73 . Stanford , California . Wynter Sylvia . 2000 . “ The Re-enchantment of Humanism...
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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 38–68.
Published: 01 September 2006
.... httpwww.Jamaicaobserver.com/letters/html; "Shocked by superclubs" JamaicaObserve(rInterneEt dition),3 April 2005. Accessed 28 June 2006. http: //www.Jamaicaobserver.com/ letters/html. 17. Donna Hope, "Love puny bad: Negotiating misogynistic masculinity in dancehall culture." Published in three parts in the SundayGleaner...