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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 307–329.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Anene Ejikeme Abstract This essay argues that Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s short story “Headstrong Historian” offers a woman’s perspective on the Igbo encounter with European colonialism, a history made famous by Chinua Achebe’s novel Things Fall Apart who told the story from a male perspective...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 126–165.
Published: 01 March 2008
... When my father was going to Syracuse University, a lot of things were segregated up there, and there were very few places where my father could go on the weekends, so he used hang out with his cousins on the Mohawk reservation and play lacrosse to quote "keep in shape." But in any case, I had told you...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 123–141.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Janell and others have thought of this as well, because of course this is where Harriet Tubman ended up living, and where she died. Also, New YorkState, including Albany, was an important stop on the Underground Railroad. As far as Harriet Tubman's legacy [is concerned], I think the main thing...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 372–393.
Published: 01 October 2019
... struggling cells, to resist the impulse to flee, and hold in my awareness both things: the planetary web of life force of which I am part, and the cruel machinery that assaults us” (Anzaldúa 2007 : 68, 88–89; Levins Morales 2013 : 6). With Levins Morales, as with Anzaldúa, living with and through pain...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 93–109.
Published: 01 March 2003
... currently holds the distinguished position of Franklin Professor ofEnglish and Creative Writing at the University of Georgia. MARGARET c RU MPTO N: What was the first thing you ever wrote that made you think, "I can be a writer?" Ju DI TH o RT I z co FER: I don't recall having that response to my work...
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Meridians (2001) 1 (2): 19–25.
Published: 01 March 2001
.... My family certainly did similar things when I was a girl. They never discussed some issues openly in front of the children. However, [Meridiansf:eminism,race,transnationalism2001, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 19-25] ©2001 by Wesleyan University Press. All rights reserved. 19 somehow we always ended up knowing...
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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 19–37.
Published: 01 September 2006
.... 20 SOBEi RA LATORRE AND JOANNA L. MITCHELL COYA PAZ: I was on my third show of producing theater that was going to be feminist, woman-centered. I really also wanted to do work that was originally published in Spanish. But I was tired. I wanted to do other things, like open a sex toy store. Tanya had...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 69–91.
Published: 01 September 2004
... revealing about the women of Hispaniola? Edwidge Danticat (ED): I've always been lucky in that my family has been really supportive in the most important sense. In that if you need things materially, there was always someone to help, even if they didn't have too much themselves. My soul was also fed...
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Meridians (2001) 1 (2): 53–64.
Published: 01 March 2001
... not like I'm dying to have an American name. I'd just like a different Arabic one. There are so many pretty names: Amani, Hala, Rawda, Mawal, and they all mean such pretty things: wishesh, alo,garden,melodynot just the name of a rich old woman. My father would slap me if he heard me say that. I'm sure...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 507–517.
Published: 01 March 2017
... the world and there were some really amazing things: early Navajo rugs, a chair from China We always laughed about Madeline because she left us all of this stuff, dolls from Germany, things from South America. Some ofit actually turned out to be valuable and some ofit I was left to play with and now I...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 13–21.
Published: 01 December 2020
... tied to every other speck.” But most of us don’t get a chance to have that view. We dwell in closed realms. It’s a frightening thing—how closed our worlds are. I grew up in a closed world because public policy forbade our leaving that world. But today, for the most part, certainly in the United States...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 11–48.
Published: 01 April 2022
... was when he was driving other people around the city. I remember watching the transformative power of these roles in these parallel contexts. The woman who’s the machann was so powerful as a manbo [priestess] in the peristil , and the rest of the week she did herbal work and other similar things. She...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 32–48.
Published: 01 March 2008
..., at the end of the first chapter, that was the printer's devil thing. But the other question I thought was verygood was from the young woman who was sitting here-it was when youjust stepped out of the room-and she said, "Did you ever think of writing another book, a little book with just the [new]material...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 518–519.
Published: 01 October 2023
..., and profane holder of rasanblaj, a gathering of ideas, things, people, and spirits, (Though not necessarily in that order!). The Kwi—made from the kalbas or calabash tree ( Crescentia Cujete )— Variations of the primary materials in this work exist all over the world. ............ Artist...
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Meridians (2000) 1 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2000
... is Western and elitist. What protects Meridiansfrom that charge is that the word feminismis strongly contextualized by the words raceand transnationalism,which amplify its meaning. I'd say some of the same things about race that I would about feminism. I'm happy to see race highlighted in the journal's title...
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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 191–213.
Published: 01 September 2006
..., cucumbers. Those kinds of things that we were able to grow, we ate. At the age often, I remember, my father that year did not get an annual job of cotton sharecropper, so that summer was the first summer where he actually had to go out with my sister and some cousins to weed cotton in West Texas. We call...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 91–111.
Published: 01 March 2013
... calling. I used to draw and work in clay a little bit. My mother made ceramics so I used to be in the studio and do little things with clay but I didn't know it was going to be my calling. I had no idea. VPR: What is the relationship between dancing and art for you? How has dancing influenced your art? AA...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 189–203.
Published: 01 March 2016
... issues as though we're unaffected by issues of race, as though we're unaffected by the issues that face our broader communities. LR: What were some of the things that the Alliance did that had impact? LB: Some of the issues had to do with reproductive rights: sterilization abuse, in particular...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 108–113.
Published: 01 September 2011
.... But this letter is different. There are things I want to say to you, and I worry I might forget them by the time you are old enough to understand. We are at such different moments in our lives. How strange that this one event has strengthened our bond, yet underscores our differences at the same time. January 12...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 158–184.
Published: 01 April 2022
... what I had on. What happened was that my hair grew out, and I discovered my hair because my mother had always straightened it. But I was there, and I didn’t have a thing, and my hair began to grow, and grow, and grow. It got big, and I liked it. I left my hair natural. I didn’t see other women like...
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