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Meridians (1 September 2009) 9 (1): 141–162.
Published: 01 September 2009
... menstruation, miscarriages, hemorrhages, and womb images alongside death suggest that relying on a relationship among blood, land, and identity is always already limiting, even as the novel maintains that such relationships remain the best hope for resisting oppression. The lack of a future in the text...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 325–330.
Published: 01 November 2018
... girls reproductive health menstruation There is fire on the mountain, and nobody seems to be on the run. Oh there is fire on the mountain top,   and no one is’ah running. —Asa, “Fire on the Mountain” ( 2008 ) A fire breaks out in a dorm at Moi Girls High School in Nairobi. A dorm that...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 219–231.
Published: 01 November 2018
... puberty takes serious political, artistic, intellectual, educational, and cultural labor. Statistics show that girls’ encounter with menstruation often catapults them out of education. However, Moraa’s approach goes beyond the technocratic solution of simply providing menstrual materials. To her, the...