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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 383–400.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Msia Kibona Clark Abstract Women hip hop artists in Africa have created spaces for themselves within hip hop’s (hyper)masculine culture. They have created these spaces in order to craft their own narratives around gender and sexuality and to challenge existing narratives. This research uses African...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 63–93.
Published: 01 April 2019
...-grandfather’s career as entry points into an examination of gendered Orientalism, racial exclusion, and nationalism, counterbalanced with depictions of magic, love, family, and creative resistance. The memoir uses three feminist strategies to imaginatively open out the formal and narrative conventions of...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 152–160.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Tina Hernandez Abstract This narrative, creative nonfiction piece is implicitly about epigenetics and explicitly about the oral tradition among multigenerational women in the author’s Cuban American family. How we see ourselves and each other is explored literally and metaphorically. Copyright...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 401–414.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., constituted the survival of black theory and a logic of care. This is an exercise in how else one could choose to arrive at blackness and queerness and feminism by way of narration. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 memory care feminism woman-to-woman marriage narrative “How are you called?” Nĩtawa...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 183–205.
Published: 01 April 2019
... make up Conde’s text, is examined, as are the ways in which these women subvert and reimagine origin myths. Copyright © 2019 Smith College 2019 Creolization slavery and colonization women’s expression Africana and Caribbean women’s narratives embodied narrative creation myths Love has to be drunk...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 376–381.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Mujuru Robert Mugabe politics On November 21, 2017, after thirty-seven years in power, Robert Mugabe resigned as president of Zimbabwe. Mugabe had been the central figure in Zimbabwean politics, in our homes, our education, and the narrative of even the most intimate details of our lives. I was born in...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 163–183.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Howze was hanged, they could still see her unborn child moving in her belly. No one in the Black community buried their bodies (Davis 2008 ). These lynching narratives illustrate the pattern of white vengeance, retaliation and domination, and the savage means that were utilized to silence Black women’s...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 361–375.
Published: 01 November 2018
... involvement in war. Angolan women’s narratives are crucial to my study because they are fundamental to how women understand their lives; as Julia Powles ( 2004 , 20) posits, some issues “can only really be communicated through narrative since they are not readily amenable to generalization.” This essay brings...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 184–204.
Published: 01 September 2018
... violated.” Following the lives of sharecroppers and their descendants, Walker sculpts narratives that show the subtle and marked ways exploitative capitalism pathologizes and criminalizes black communities, and this ontological marking often comes by way of deliberately bewildered sex definitions (see...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 107–130.
Published: 01 September 2018
... land is a point of departure and return but can have no movement of its own volition. In this essay I argue that colonial narratives of the doudou’s abjection are imbedded with their own countercritique because of their incorporation of subversive female characters from Martinican folklore. Two of...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 41–62.
Published: 01 April 2019
... closure by critiquing to “memorialize” the past that effaces ongoing structural violence and persistent trauma. 2 I argue that contemporary Chicana/o texts depict archives of object and ephemera within their narratives or pages to address unsettled pasts. In so doing, these texts challenge the...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 206–226.
Published: 01 April 2019
... effects, even as the figures that haunt us stand outside history. The girls in each of these stories—unmarried, working class, childless, violated—stand outside of history’s narrative, fissuring and queering culture’s insistent narrative of futurity and progress, reminding us of the wounds of women and...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 17–40.
Published: 01 April 2019
... in the project of the nation, they are frequently represented as the exclusive reproducers of the nation’s values and principles (Kaplan et al. 1999 ; Yuval-Davis and Anthias 1989 ). In particular, narratives of the nation are circulated through familial discourses that associate womanhood with...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 133–149.
Published: 01 September 2018
... like Ida Vera Simonton’s Hell’s Playground ([1912] 1928 ) and Leon Gordon’s White Cargo ([1923] 1925 ). Writing about A Woman in Jade in Literary Culture in Colonial Ghana, Newell ( 2002 , 127) remarks that Dove-Danquah “reorders the moral bias of narratives such as White Cargo ” by...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 227–243.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Tenzin Rangdrol. Baby Love is in conversation with other Third Wave feminist narratives of the maternal, such as Naomi Wolf’s ( 2003 ) Misconceptions: Truth, Lies, and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood and Amy Richards’s ( 2008 ) personal essay collection, Opting In: Having a Child without...
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Meridians (1 April 2019) 18 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 April 2019
...-morphing creolization, the process that . . . [allows] women [to] subvert and re-imagine origin myths” (183). Having suckled at the same breasts—and sometimes having emerged from the same wombs—“black” and “white” creoles shared mothers, yet were not necessarily kin. Condé’s narrative asks the reader to...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 233–245.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of those left behind. At the time Kwodwo posed the question, he and I were team-teaching a course on African American literature at the University of Cape Coast. One of its most moving moments came during the students’ oral presentations on slave narratives, when they made a profound observation...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 51–81.
Published: 01 September 2018
... who contributed importantly to radical political movements, but she receives almost no sustained attention in the critical or historical narrative ( figure 1 ). 1 Figure 1. Photograph courtesy of Cheryl Fabio Figure 1. Photograph courtesy of Cheryl Fabio Webster Fabio acted as a generational...
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Meridians (1 November 2018) 17 (2): 338–358.
Published: 01 November 2018
... systems of inequality rather than merely passive subjects in secessionist movements (Allen 2013). As the feminist political scientist Jill Vickers ( 2016 ) observes, such “narratives portray women as passive victims of male violence and few consider women’s active participation in separatist projects...
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Meridians (1 September 2018) 17 (1): 82–96.
Published: 01 September 2018
... women with natural hair undergo as narratives of black female availability and inviolability collide in the realm of the everyday. This essay joins an existing conversation happening in cafés, living rooms, dormitories, beauty and barber shops, social media postings, song lyrics, movies, and academic...