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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 99–122.
Published: 01 September 2014
... newspapers and William Still's social history The Underground Rail Road (1872) to reveal how antislavery culture wavered in its representation of single black women. On one hand, antislavery rhetoric emphasized black marriage as the epitome of civic freedom, while on the other hand admitting that women...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 98–105.
Published: 01 September 2011
... "on the road," more exactly on Canape-Vert Road, on our way down to Port-auPrince, Joelle, my sister-in-law, her mother Denise, and I. For the thirty or thirty-five seconds that the earthquake lasted, we did not understand what was happening. Joelle was driving when, suddenly, we saw two men running down from...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 94.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Glenis Redmond Copyright © 2008 by Smith College 2008 GLENIS REDMOND Benediction We took back roads cutting cross country traveling from one small road to another snaking from Moonville to Mauldin. my big brother Willie and I rode while the blue Duster began stuttering a dubious rattle...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 250–277.
Published: 01 March 2003
.... TAXATION, WOMEN, AND THE COLONIAL STATE 251 The EUG, often at the encouragement of the Lagos government, developed Abeokuta's political and economic infrastructure to mirror the developments taking place across Nigeria as Britain consolidated its rule. It invested heavily in the construction of roads...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 414–442.
Published: 01 October 2021
.../10.15779/Z389H84 . Ahmad Muneer I. 2011 . “ Homeland Insecurities: Racial Violence the Day after 9/11 .” Race/Ethnicity 4 , no. 3 : 337 – 50 . Al Jazeera . 2017 . “ Police: Nabra Hassanen Killed in ‘Road Rage Incident.’ ” June 20 . www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/6/20/police-nabra...
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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): 186.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Odilia Rivera Copyright © 2001 by Wesleyan University Press 2001 FUNERAL PROCESSION PUERTO NUEVO OdiliaRivera IN Shadowy figures float down a dirt road we hide behind skirts, afraid of spirits unleashed without purpose the faces somber Now, he is el difunto defunct, he will work no more...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 1–14.
Published: 01 March 2010
...-off Coach and Prada. In a high room across the road, above carts with chaat and spiced tea, Someone sitting in a chair feels he is slowly going blind. Over and over he runs his fingers over a page Spelling out the names of God In exquisite script read right to left and back again As befits divinity...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 146–156.
Published: 01 September 2004
..., facing north. But most of the houses were built so that their view was of the bay, the old fort, and the town of Fort Liberte. On Phaeton Point, two roads reached the land's end. The high one went to the house of the plantation's first manager, then past three other houses to the absentee owner's house...
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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 183–190.
Published: 01 September 2006
... for that day at the local AIADMKparty secretary's office, where relief distribution was coordinated. The women would confront the local party secretary about his mismanagement and favoritism. We reached the street outside the party secretary's office. Many women sat on the road blocking traffic, a "road roko...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 112–126.
Published: 01 December 2020
... and land do not press in the U.S. diaspora as well. Ask any Palestinian-American, and you will learn of family inheritances decimated, homes lost, not just to a fifty-three-year-old history, but also to present-day outrages: Jewish-only bypass roads carved out of the Palestinian hillsides, houses...
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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): 113–126.
Published: 01 September 2001
.... This is true not only in the Diaspora, but also in the West Bank and Gaza, where massive bypass roads, 1 land confiscations, and Israeli settlements accentuate the stark realities of ongoing displacement. And it is true despite the systematic thwarting by Israel and other countries, particularly the U.S...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 14–31.
Published: 01 April 2020
... with a knife Remove that which threatens white men the most and throw it in the road for all to see Tie his black body to the bumper of a car And drag him down the main street in Valdosta His house surrounded White men with guns White men with badges He pledged to fight Shot to death through...
FIGURES
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 382–388.
Published: 01 March 2017
... in diaspora criticism, the Middle Passage enables Gilroy to propose the Black Atlantic as a deterritorialized space free of ethnic and national particularities. The triangular trade functions as a motifin Paule Marshall's memoir as well. However, in Marshall's imagination, triangular oceans also lead to roads...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 49–72.
Published: 01 April 2022
... actively building a better future or what she describes as “a little more happiness down the road” (Danticat and Trouillot 2005 ). In an interview with Edwidge Danticat, Trouillot reflects on her poetry in the wake of deadly floods in Gonaïves in 2004. She articulates a relationship between past, present...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 219–224.
Published: 01 September 2014
... road. In 2009 the Tubman Bywaywas awarded All-American Road status by the Federal Highways Administration, the highest and most prestigious rank awarded to a scenic byway. 222 MERIDIANS 12:2 Simultaneously, efforts to establish a Harriet Tubman State Park in Dorchester County, MD began, and in 2005...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 126.
Published: 01 March 2002
... cruised to in pink chiffon, the gallant captain bent low over her hand, nor her father, struck crossing the road his first night up from Mississippi, nor Andre of the luminous eyes, gunned down in his prom tuxedo. Nor can I make the girl she once was, beautiful and beloved, walk out of the heart-shaped...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 359–360.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of Grahamstown on the Architecture of buildings as they drive out of town The younger of the two, the driver of the Benz, Steadies the car on the road while her mind jolts, Crosses over, skips, stretches, scatters & returns To the single holding thread: the warmth of sisterhood The oldest...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 76–77.
Published: 01 March 2002
... The road diverged; I took The one less traveled Blah, blah I sit at her grave for hours A slow drizzle purifies my flesh I still yearn for her womb And can't detach [Meridians:feminismr,ace,transnationalism2002, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 76-7] ©2002 by Wesleyan University Press. All rights reserved. I chant new...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 108–113.
Published: 01 September 2011
... I gave them a ride. I asked them why they were in school so far away. One family had lost their house in the earthquake. The other family's house was intact, but the neighborhood was mostly abandoned and no longer deemed safe. One of the little girls was confused by the roads in Delmas and not sure...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 93–129.
Published: 01 September 2008
...-class maleness of calypso and the calypsonian.' 9 On the stigma attached to calypso, C. L. RJames writes, "Like many blacks of the middle-class, to my mother a calypso was a matter for ne'er do wells and at best the common people. I was made to understand that the road to the calypso tent was the road...