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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Deepti Misri Abstract: This article explores how Shauna Singh Baldwin's novel What the Body Remembers builds on Partition feminist historiography in order to exhume and retell the story of family violence against women during India's Partition, intended to “save their honor” from rioting mobs...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 88–120.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Ayesha Hardison Abstract This essay examines black women's transition from cultural consumers to artistic producers in Martha Southgate's under-studied novel Third Girl from the Left . Analyzing the text's exploration of black women's misrepresentation in popular film and mainstream narratives...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 141–162.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Jennifer J. Smith Abstract Michelle Cliff's novels Abeng and No Telephone to Heaven have received significant critical attention for their attempts to establish a lineage of female resistance to oppression and to restore matrilineal histories that have been effaced by colonial and neocolonial...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 81–110.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Jessica Labbé Abstract “‘Too high a price’: The ‘Terrible Honesty’ of Black Women's Work in Quicksand ” assumes a New Historical lens to understand the novel through its historical context and, inversely, to reveal a new knowledge of history and culture through Larsen's writing. The author argues...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2008
... analyze South Asian American chick-lit novels through sites—consumption, marriage, and realism—that are central to neoliberal subject-making, and that highlight the ways in which the novels work to produce a (trans)national, racialized, feminine subject embedded within neoliberalism, heteronormativity...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 32–53.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Cynthia Wu Abstract My essay addresses non-normative genders and sexualities in Lois-Ann Yamanaka's Blu's Hanging , a controversial novel set in Hawai'i that—although commercially successful and critically acclaimed—has spurred protests over its racist portrayals of Filipino masculinity. I show how...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 106–123.
Published: 01 March 2010
... the inextricable link between gender and performance. Undoubtedly, this landmark Kincaid story is in dialogue with Butler's theorization of the centrality of stylized acts in the creating and crafting of gendered selves. Less well known is Oonya Kempadoo's debut novel Buxton Spice (1999). Buxton Spice chronicles...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 121–148.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Shanna Greene Benjamin Abstract Little more than a decade after publishing Invisible Man (1952), Ralph Ellison published “Out of the Hospital and under the Bar” (1963): an excised chapter of the novel that portrayed Mary Rambo—a black woman represented stereotypically in the published manuscript...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 28–55.
Published: 01 March 2016
... in which the racist, patriarchal society in which they are raised and are living denies them and their mothers the ability to see themselves and each other as full subjects. Furthermore, locating Morrison's novel of female friendship alongside debates regarding whether feminist initiatives should favor...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 99–122.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Marlo Starr Abstract In Ruth Ozeki's 2013 novel A Tale for the Time Being , sixteen-year-old Nao faces severe bullying and sexual violence at her new school in Japan. Seeking escape, she experiments with different identities, turning first to the Internet and then later to Zen Buddhist practices...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 123–147.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Lauren J. Gantz Abstract This article argues that in her novel, At the Full and Change of the Moon (1999), Dionne Brand uses archives/archiving as a trope by which to trace slavery's aftereffects on the Caribbean and its diasporas. African diasporic authors and critics have long emphasized...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 330–352.
Published: 01 March 2017
... deploys the idea of polygamy in Chinua Achebe’s Anthills of the Savannah (1987) in contrast to the exploration of polygamy in Nigerian-American dramatist Tess Onwueme’s early play The Reign of Wazobia (1988) , written a year after Chinua Achebe’s novel. As a third generation African writer, and one whose...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 491–506.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Daphne Lamothe Abstract In The Fisher King , Paule Marshall depicts urban spatial and social relations that resonate with the psychic and social ruptures of the African Diaspora. The novel’s central characters comprise a blended family with Southern African American and Caribbean roots. They reckon...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 73–74.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Nia McAllister Abstract Drawing inspiration from the 1982 novel, Sassafrass, Cypress & Indigo by Ntozake Shange, the poem “Consort of the Spirits” celebrates the legacy of Black womanhood, ancestry, and resilience. The opening lines of Shange’s novel read: “Where there is a woman there is magic...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 183–205.
Published: 01 April 2019
... and history. Condé’s novel shows that while controlled métissage is attempted through the violation of the black and white breasts, creolization is undercutting this project, allowing the breast agency as well as space for rebellion. While the breast cannot be represented through the colonizer’s language...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 401–426.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Kristie Soares Abstract This article looks at Rita Indiana’s performance work and latest novel as an example of Dominican futurism. Dominican futurism, like its counterpart Afrofuturism, centers the Dominican body in a technologically enhanced future, positioning it within a speculative world...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 71–100.
Published: 01 March 2007
... of oppression of the female body. This language of the body does not rely on essentialist parameters of “race” or of women's “nature.” On the contrary, by depicting rape as universal, non-culture–specific issue, Keller's novel sketches a mother–daughter relationship where the daughter finds a way to identify...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 114–139.
Published: 01 September 2009
...-telling from all over the world. This transnational network of resistance extends in Cliffs novel from the Caribbean to the Pacific to Sephardic passageways; her character bears witness to events from the Spanish Inquisition to the Civil Rights era in the U.S., a temporal span that Cliff achieves through...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 54–76.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Ariana Vigil Abstract Relying on feminist theory concerning difference, identity, gender, and solidarity, “Transnational Community in Demetria Martínez's Mother Tongue ” reads Martínez's 1994 novel through a transnational feminist lens. I point out that Mother Tongue complicates identification...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 149–171.
Published: 01 March 2013
... theory of motherwork and survival for women of color to show how characters in the novels confront violence by doing motherwork. The article employs a transnational reading of the texts to argue that in this context domestic violence has a double meaning—that of the home and that of the nation...