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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 80–86.
Published: 01 March 2004
... would sit, bend my body toward the floor, as my mother with a coin in her hand, would gha. I remember that it sounded like that across my bones: ghagha gha. Like a deep echo in my ears. It wasn't the same in English tongue: scrape scrape scrape. It didn't feel like a scrape. Some things just don't...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 68–80.
Published: 01 March 2004
... remember that it sounded like that across my bones: ghagha gha. Like a deep echo in my ears. It wasn't the same in English tongue: scrape scrape scrape. It didn't feel like a scrape. Some things just don't translate. [Meridians:feminismr,ace,transnationalism2004, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 80-86] ©2004 by Smith...
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Meridians (2005) 6 (1): 223.
Published: 01 September 2005
.... I see this land the way I want to remember, do the same for childhood love.The rough hand that touched me but didn't scrape down to bone. Like those Africans choking down mouthfuls of home before they were loaded onto the boats, this place might move through me soon and be gone.- The clucking...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 30.
Published: 01 September 2009
... she collects in trash bags for my daughters who are younger but much bigger, knowing they will never fit, and wonder, if she could, would she pierce the skin of my gut, scrape the eggs from my womb, spread them like a good Beluga, eliminating me and any other chance at adding to the fiery Chicanitas...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 308–309.
Published: 01 December 2020
... she collects in trash bags for my daughters who are younger but much bigger, knowing they will never fit, and wonder, if she could, would she pierce the skin of my gut, scrape the eggs from my womb, spread them like a good Beluga, eliminating me and any other chance at adding...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 54–56.
Published: 01 March 2003
... the stories because you thought I ceased to listen? Were your lungs scraped silent from the rush of air always needling scores? V Compose rugged sailors swimming among the delicate tapestries of princesses and princes preying on people poor unrefined as stalked sugar naked in a fertile field where steeds...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 440–445.
Published: 01 October 2023
... an aerial view they look like veins weaving through the countryside. They are layered as skin is layered. For centuries, lienzos have been used to gently delineate space. They are unlike the different types of cement and steel barriers that scrape toward sky as they jut burial-deep into portions of the land...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 133–149.
Published: 01 September 2018
... with the glasses was scraping some mud from his white coat, and the bow-legged man grinned idiotically” (Dove-Danquah n.d. , 47). In “Anticipation” poetic justice is served and Nana is left to ruminate on his folly and hopefully redefine his (and his society’s) values. In general, Dove-Danquah’s belief...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 141–162.
Published: 01 September 2009
... through the hard black leavings of rats, hands scraping against fragments of shells embedded in the ground, which signaled the explosive birth of the island" (199). Her movements through the spider webs, a sticky fluid to be navigated, mirror a return to the birth canal. The wetness of the underground...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 180–204.
Published: 01 September 2008
... escalates to arch, sky-scraping ranges at a rapid, hysteria-inducing pace on "Deja vu," one is reminded of how hard, in fact, the singer is working here and how much effort-physical and aesthetic-it takes to dash at breakneck speed through Knowles's trademark wordy-verses, jam-packed lyrics that threaten...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 255–278.
Published: 01 December 2020
... the album. (It may be worth mentioning too that the artist expanded the reach of female-centered space when she assembled an “all-female band” to accompany her on her worldwide 2006–07 tour.) Even as Knowles’s voice escalates to arch, sky-scraping ranges at a rapid, hysteria-inducing pace on “Déjà vu,” one...
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Meridians (2005) 5 (2): 149–175.
Published: 01 March 2005
... the loss of six of her children. In order to scrape a living together and support her surviving children, Esperanza works as a street peddler and a maid. Esperanza's scars as a victim of male violence in a patriarchal society stand in stark contrast to Behar's relationship with her own husband...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 31–60.
Published: 01 September 2009
... moms before immigration, find that employment enhances their positions in the family. Halle, as an already experienced seamstress before immigration, finds herself"welcomed" by the subcontracted garment factories in Chinatowns, while her husband scrapes together various odd jobs but promises no stable...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (1): 81–110.
Published: 01 September 2010
... her employer actually seeks. As the changes Helga is hired to make are to be relegated to the surface of the speech, so do Mrs. HayesRore's ideas only scrape the surface of the race problem. When Helga reads Mrs. Hayes-Rore's speeches, she finds them to be "merely patchwork of JESSICA LABBE "TOO...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 90–126.
Published: 01 April 2021
... press pass to offer both Haider and the audience access to places that would in general be off-limits to the public. Not only does she get Haider out of scrapes at police checkpoints by promising interviews to the officers, she also leads the way when Haider sets out to search for his father ( fig. 3...
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