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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 278–288.
Published: 01 March 2003
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 155–165.
Published: 01 December 2020
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 279–307.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., and class dynamics. It is within this context that the author examines Memoir of a Visionary (2002) by Antonia Pantoja and The Noise of Infinite Longing (2004) by Luisita López Torregrosa; the article considers how these recent memoirs engage with intersecting issues in the lives of Puerto Rican women...
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Meridians (2006) 6 (2): 93–116.
Published: 01 March 2006
.... Rather, I want to show that the ambiguities of their autobiographical strategies force us to question our approaches to autobiographies, novels, and memoirs by 94 KATWIWA MULE postcolonial African women writers whose life experience may not be far from that of the subjects of fictional representation. 3...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 32–48.
Published: 01 March 2008
... Wollstonecraft, DorothyWordswortha, ndMary Shelley(1989); NampallyRoad:A Novel(1991); FaultLines:A Memoir(1993; revised and expanded 2003), which was one of the PublisherWs eeklyBest Books of 1993; TheShockofArrival:Reflectionson PostcoloniaEl xperienc(e1996); ManhattanMusic:A Novel(1997); IlliterateHeart (2002...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 83–112.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., and class dynamics. It is within this context that I examine Memoir of a Visionary (2002) by Antonia Pantoja and The Noise of Infinite Longing (2004) Luisita López Torregrosa; I consider how these recent memoirs engage with intersecting issues in the lives of Puerto Rican women and suggest how shame...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 174–204.
Published: 01 March 2013
... theater and announced her home address. Subsequently, men whom she believed to be either plainclothes policemen or members of the paramilitary often followed her (Upa'in 2003). Byfocusing on oral histories, narratives, and memoirs, I do not intend to recommend that legal recourse should be abandoned...
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Meridians (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 (2014) 12 (1): 149–171.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Erica L. Johnson Abstract Dionne Brand's memoir, A Map to the Door of No Return: Notes to Belonging , touches on the author's childhood in Trinidad and adulthood in Canada but is equally concerned with understanding and intervening in the larger histories among which Brand situates her identity...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 79–98.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Ina C. Seethaler Abstract Jane Jeong Trenka's adoption memoir received harsh criticism for its negative stance against transnational adoption. Within a small yet growing group of life-writing works on transnational adoption, I see Trenka as an important voice in challenging the dominant cultural...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 227–243.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Cheryl R. Hopson Abstract: The focus of this essay is a memoir of first-time biological motherhood, Baby Love , by Third Wave feminist writer and cultural critic Rebecca Walker ( 2007 ). This essay enlists a black and Third Wave feminist intersectional theoretic to argue that Walker, a famous...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 340–369.
Published: 01 October 2021
... neighbor, Pakistani women from both wings were quickly pulled into the orbit of US- and Soviet-sponsored women’s organizations targeting women around the world. In this article, the author focuses on the relationship between Pakistani and US women in the 1950s that emerges from the memoirs, biographies...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 397–412.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Eman Ghanayem Abstract Part memoir, part theoretical reflection, this essay offers one answer to the question “How do Palestinians grieve?” In this narration of the author’s mother’s relationship to death, her multiple displacements, and her plan for her life, the term proactive grief is used...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 445–456.
Published: 01 October 2019
... arts. The author describes radical interdisciplinarity as building on the hybrid methodologies of women of color authors such as Gloria Anzaldúa, Audre Lorde, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Michelle Cliff, who often combined memoir with fiction or poetry. The essay itself includes examples of radical...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 32–64.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Tracey Jean Boisseau Abstract This essay offers a close reading of Anne Moody’s widely read but under-theorized memoir of the civil rights movement, Coming of Age in Mississippi (1968). This essay’s focus mirrors a main focus in Moody’s narrative: her relationship with her mother. Much of the body...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): v–vii.
Published: 01 March 2008
... the fundamentalist agenda and symbolizes an inclusive, secular India. In her award-winning memoir FaultLines(1993), Meena Alexander, who was born in Allahabad, India, educated in England, and subsequently resided in the U.S., described her emotional search to feel at home in the world. A decade later, Alexander...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): v–vii.
Published: 01 March 2016
... the intersectional relationship among sexual rights, bodily integrity, and citizenship in the Jamaican context. Korean-born Jane Jeong Trenka came of age in rural Minnesota after she was adopted as an infant by white parents. In one of the few memoirs written from the perspective of a transnational adoptee, Trenka...
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Meridians (2005) 5 (2): 124–148.
Published: 01 March 2005
... relations and the meeting and connecting of cultures. As Karin Evans, author of the memoir TheLostDaughterosfChinaand an adoptive mother, observes: "It's a phenomenon that spans the gaps of distance, culture, race, language, economics, and heritage. It is a tale oftwentiethcentury cultures mixing with each...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 382–388.
Published: 01 March 2017
... TriangularRoad Paule Marshall's award-winning memoir TriangularRoad (2009) opens with "An Homage to Mr. Hughes." Like the self-proclaimed wondering wanderer, Marshall has known rivers, and oceans, and seas. In the first chapter of her memoir, she recalls her cultural tour through Europe with Langston Hughes...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): v–ix.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Meridians:feminismra, cet,ransnationalism16, no. 1 (2018): v-ix. Copyright© 2018 Smith College. doi: 10.2979/meridians.I6.1.02 V by and about women of color, we have decided to return to our signature features. Similar to Volume l, Number 1, this issue includes Essays, Counterpoints, Cultureworks, Memoir, Media...