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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 255–278.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., who, it seems, is the iconic “sister-spirit” of sorts, hovering in the background of Beyoncé’s B-Day . Since her rise in the early 1990s, Blige has cultivated a beloved pop persona as the fighting survivor from Yonkers, New York. As rock critic Jessica Willis notes of Blige: “everything about her...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 180–204.
Published: 01 September 2008
... in the background ofBeyonce's B-Day. Since her rise in the early 1990s, Blige has cultivated a beloved pop persona as the fighting survivor from Yonkers, New York.As rock critic Jessica Willis notes ofBlige: "everything about her appearance gives her the aura of a sexy outlaw with a rough past" (Willis 2003, 19...
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Meridians (2001) 1 (2): 18.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Nellie Wong Copyright © 2001 by Wesleyan University Press 2001 INSTRUMENTAL NellieWong RHYTHM Cooking sweet and sour rock cod Playing cool jazz, yeah! Whether tenor saxophone or trumpet Pat the fish dry, sprinkle salt and pepper And the notes fly, syncopate Pour oil into the wok, get...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 225.
Published: 01 September 2004
... sit, five in the morning, watching Swan'sCrossing. A character lived on a boat. Her bed above water, rocks her into sleep, rocks her away from living. This boat takes us away from Him, who holds us in tough embraces and lullabies us with heavy, drunk whispers, reminds us in snarled parables we...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 43–60.
Published: 01 March 2007
... "to get rid of the mixed up baby" conceived through an act of rape. Mma Alli brewed a tea of roots and leaves, said a Pawpaw chant over it, and when it was beginning to take effect and Inez was being rocked by the contractions of her womb, Mma Alli began to gently stroke her with fingers dipped in coconut...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 335–357.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of this comes from February 2017, when Kānaka Maoli protested lack of community oversight in the cleanup of Iao Valley, the site of an ancient battle on the island of Maui, after flooding in September 2016. Rocks considered sacred to Kānaka Maoli were removed from the site and crushed. Maui mayor Alan Arakawa...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 304–331.
Published: 01 October 2019
... . Congressional Research Service. https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43244.pdf . Matsuda Matt K. 2012 . Pacific Worlds: A History of Seas, Peoples, and Cultures . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . “ The Matter of Kaula Rock .” 1965 . The Garden Island , March 31 . Mink Patsy T...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 257–260.
Published: 01 September 2004
... and metaphorical. The mother has, in reality, given the children all she has-nature's milk as well as all her material resources-and she is left physically, emotionally, and economically spent. "Rock MyBaby" echoes the poverty of"I too Am Mother" but inscribes a greater sense of hope and the availability of some...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 40–67.
Published: 01 March 2004
... founding families leave Mississippi and Louisiana in order to settle in the all-black town of Fairly, Oklahoma. When these coal-black, "eight-rock" 5 families experience rejection by Fairly's lighter-skinned blacks, they become "a tight band of wayfarers bound by the enormity of what happened to them...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 146–156.
Published: 01 September 2004
... pictures the mountains I saw growing up on the northeastern coast of Haiti. I am, once again, a child scrambling down the bank to the shore in front of my parents' house to play in the volcanic rock and marl. Blue crabs scurry away at my footsteps. Directly across the bay, the pale beige buildings of Fort...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 443–465.
Published: 01 October 2021
... and oppressed peoples alongside a vibrant and undeniably intellectual culture. This is the paradox that many Muslims contend with today. It is precisely this complexity that leaves so much fodder for Queer Muslim Futurists like Laylatul Qadr. Qadr is Sheikh of punk rock band the Muslims that formed shortly...
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 43. Letter from Allyne Drake to Vivion Lenon Brewer (1900–1991), outspoken white critic of segregation and cofounder of the Women’s Emergency Committee to Open Our Schools, September 19, 1958. The Committee opposed Arkansas governor Orval Faubus’s 1957 decision to close Little Rock public More
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 1–14.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., notebook in hand, I saw a girl with a gash on her wrist, skirt wrapped tight about her. She was kneeling at the gates. Using a twig she drew in the dirt What seemed to be a round rock with a cleft in itEtching it deep, deeper, till the stick snapped. Using the broken bit she made a tree...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 211–235.
Published: 01 September 2008
...) notes, in considering the ideological underpinnings of MTV,rock music (as a hetero-normative, white-male-dominated genre) serves as the primary resource for programming, and youth are the target audience. Hence the relations of power between the network and record labels uphold white male privilege...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 49–63.
Published: 01 March 2008
... childhood flees from me: scent of cloves at the point of decay, citadel of orchids swollen with rain, runnels of black earth where rosebushes sprang clotted with mist and on small rocks, sharp stars of jasmine and saughandi, milkwhite seasons oflonging, serendipitous under the first gate where...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 61–62.
Published: 01 March 2007
... to sing the whole song twice like the church choir. cement curb lined with rolling eye girls waiting for their turn four arms rotating in absolute circles back and forth rocking, jiggling mosquito bit breasts old women sitting lopsided on porches [Meridians:feminismr,ace,transnationalism2007, vol. 7...
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Meridians (2000) 1 (1): 119–120.
Published: 01 September 2000
.... There was no news of the afterlife, just a timid intake of air that kissed her into the same oblivion she had been living all her life. The eucalyptus mist is expensive and so is the water, therapeutically salted to a perfection beyond the ocean's own briny composition boiling off the rocks on the other side...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 34–39.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Lydia Billon Copyright © 2004 by Smith College 2004 TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE BY LYDIA BILLON Miss Carmindaand the Prince Herophilus ran away from the Domingos Jorge Velho Public School and hid in the storm drain. From the darkness, quiet as a rock, he watched the machine rattle to a stop...
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Meridians (2024) 23 (1): 14–28.
Published: 01 April 2024
...; avistamiento del cuero; usurpador Ovrun. The Lafún and the Lagoon of Offering; Stony River and the Rock of Soldiers; the Returns Creek, Camping Manke Ruka; the sighting of the leather; and the Ovrun usurper. They have to prove to the State that they were here, long before the State ever existed...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 147–148.
Published: 01 March 2013
... YellaGaines, Our love bright as a star guiding our lives. I his wife. He husband. How I fell victim to lust for YellaGaines and his fancies for Annie. I can tell you about the fall of a woman, a rainstorm of regret, a phony letter written by a ghost and my weary heart." She sighs, "The letter." She rocks...