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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 330–352.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Kanika Batra Abstract Nigerian authors have consistently and effectively critiqued insidious connections between masculinity, political power, religious fundamentalism, and capitalist interests. The unstable political structures in Nigeria since the 1970s have led to such critiques. This essay...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 246–268.
Published: 01 November 2018
... relations that surface in the wake of the Boko Haram insurgency. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 Boko Haram spectacular violence visibility gender politics In this essay, I focus on the Boko Haram insurgency in North East Nigeria, interrogating which aspects of gender relations...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 309–324.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Abosede George Abstract This essay discusses girl-saving campaigns in Nigerian history, focusing on the two that have been most extensively documented: the girl hawker project of the early twentieth century, which climaxed with the 1943 passage of the first hawking ban in Nigeria...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 348–373.
Published: 01 October 2023
... on folklore to contextualize her image-based archive on Haiti, the Belgian Congo, and Nigeria, the author proposes that Comhaire-Sylvain’s visual catalog is rendered legible through her undeveloped images taken in Africa. Tracing Comhaire-Sylvain’s contortions in front of and behind the camera, the author...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 338–358.
Published: 01 November 2018
...-dominated secessionist movements in order to garner their own social and political power. Using case studies from Anglophone Cameroon, Western Sahara, Cabinda Province (Angola), and Biafra (Nigeria), the essay historicizes and outlines a new analytical framework that explores women’s multifaceted...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 250–277.
Published: 01 March 2003
... of the women's organization that led the revolt, Mrs. Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, is known throughout Nigeria. She was one of the few women at the forefront of nationalist politics in the 1940s and 195os.1 This tax revolt had several distinctive features. First, it combined modern and traditional methods of protest...
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Meridians (2006) 6 (2): 236–240.
Published: 01 March 2006
.... She is an Adviser for the United Nations' study on children and war and for the UN report on the impact of conflict on women. Born in Nigeria, MARCIA KURE has had eight one-person shows and over forty exhibitions in Nigeria, Germany, the United States, the Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Japan...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 307–329.
Published: 01 March 2017
... in place for women to organize and to seek redress from men-whether husbands or community leaders-who they felt had wronged them. The Women's War of1929-1930 saw thousands of women ANENEEJIKEME THE WOMEN OF "THINGS FALL APART" 309 rise up against British colonial rule over much of southeastern Nigeria...
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Meridians (2006) 6 (2): 54–77.
Published: 01 March 2006
..." refers to the dynasty of the great Islamic reformer Shaykh 'Uthman b. Muhammad Fodiye (1754-1817)-Asma'u's father-whose early nineteenth-century jihad resulted in the radical transformation of the old Habe, or Hausa, states of present-day northern Nigeria from a domain of crass corruption...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 383–400.
Published: 01 November 2018
.... In the songs “Me Gye Wo Boy” (“I Am Your Boy”) by Abena Rockstar (Ghana), “Wobejeimu” by Amaa Rae (Ghana), “Stella Stella Stella” by Stella Mwangi (Kenya), “Only One” by Sasha (Nigeria), and “If You Want Me” by Mo’Cheddah (Nigeria), the artists present more assertive sexualities in which they discuss their own...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 219–231.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., Nigeria, and North America. It rendered our voices hearable across the different realities and long distances that often make this type of work challenging. The conversation allowed us to reflect on the feelings of solidarity, community, comradeship, friendship, affection, and wordless connection...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 41–66.
Published: 01 March 2002
... and modernity in the African context. Culturing Girls-Zambia and Nigeria Like many colonized African scholars, I have found myself working with the methodology ofintellectual archeological digging. This is in order to recover disqualified, submerged, subordinated, or appropriated African knowledges, especially...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): v–x.
Published: 01 March 2003
... in Nepal"; and Judith Byfield's "Taxation, Women, and the Colonial State: Egba Women's Protest in Abeokuta (Nigeria), 1918-1948." In these four pieces, the authors critique State repression and through such critiques advance models for empowerment. Barriteau's essay makes use of her position as a political...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 163–183.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Oyewumi (1997) offers greater nuance to the" Africana" perspective by turning to language for evidence of an" Africana" worldview. Using sociolinguistic analysis, Oyewumi argues that in precolonial Nigeria, women and men performed interdependent roles in the community, divorced of gender hierarchies...
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Meridians (2006) 6 (2): 177–194.
Published: 01 March 2006
..., no matter the generic understandings ofit as opposition to the norm, is, in reality, hardly uniformly conceived or expressed. Here is a cogent example. For nearly three weeks in July 2002, a group of about three hundred unarmed local, largely middle-aged mothers, from Nigeria's oil-producing Delta regions...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): v–ix.
Published: 01 September 2018
... presages her return to her true love in Nigeria after years living in the United States. Yet that return, while liberating in some ways, is in no way free of the costs and constraints of patriarchy's power and prerogatives. Much like the essays in this volume, the memoir, counterpoint, media matters piece...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 312–315.
Published: 01 March 2002
... Copyright © 2002 by Wesleyan University Press 2002 ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS IFI AMADIUMEis Professor ofReligion at Dartmouth College. Educated in Nigeria and Britain, she has written several books with a special focus on gender analysis. Her latest book is Daughters of the Goddess...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 260–275.
Published: 01 March 2018
... is currently active in Barbados; Belize; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Toronto, Canada; Nairobi, Kenya; and Nigeria. Collaborating in this effort are the Women and Development in the Caribbean; Women in Nigeria; Belize Rural Women's Association; Toronto self-help groups; Geledes (Sao Paulo) and the Kisumu Project. This 3...
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Meridians (2005) 6 (1): 202–215.
Published: 01 September 2005
... to remember his name- Amy Goodman: Chico Mendes? Wangari Maathai: Chico Mendes, who was killed because of his activities in trying to save the Amazon. Recently Ken Saro-Wiwa in Nigeria. So a lot of our colleagues have lost their lives, have been maimed. And I'm lucky, and I thank God. And I also want to say...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2015
... is needed for locating the work of someone like Funmilayo Ransome Kuti, who in her own right was a feminist activist with international connections to left-oriented women's groups and absolutely applied a gender/class praxis in her approach to advancing women's rights in Nigeria. The work unfortunately...