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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 343–350.
Published: 01 March 2018
... an expanded understanding of Black feminism and womanism, Black women can more fully engage in holistic health journeys. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 SHAWN ARANGO RICKS Normalized Chaos: Black Feminism, Womanism, and the (Re)definition ofTrauma and Healing Abstract This paper will discuss how...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 329–332.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Layli Maparyan Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 LAYLI MAPARYAN Womanism and Black Women's Health Womanism is spiritual movement. It is spiritual movement individual, collective toward the realization of our fundamental Innate Divinity. It is movement through healing toward wellness...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 16–24.
Published: 01 September 2018
... to understand that he simply could not become a father at such a young age. In short, men will kill and women will be found guilty in the Dominican Republic. Up to this point I’ve described the experience of being a woman in the Dominican Republic in broad terms. I’ll turn now to a specific “subheading...
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Meridians (2006) 6 (2): 195–208.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Chimalum Nwankwo Copyright © 2006 by Smith College 2006 CHIMALUM NWANKWO AfricanLiteratureand the Woman TheImaBineRd ealityasa StrateBY of Dissidence Whenever transformation becomes necessary in human society, it must begin with some kind of alteration or fixing of an internal cartography...
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Meridians (2006) 6 (2): 54–77.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Chukwuma Azuonye Copyright © 2006 by Smith College 2006 CHUKWUMA AZUONYE Feminist or SimplyFeminine? ReflectionosntheWorkos f NanaAsma'u, a Nineteenth-CentuWryestAfricanWoman Poet,Intellectuaal,ndSociaAl ctivist Introduction Nana Asma'u, a remarkable West African Islamic woman poet...
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Meridians (2006) 6 (2): 93–116.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Katwiwa Mule Copyright © 2006 by Smith College 2006 KATWIWA MULE BlurredGenres, BlendedMemories EnBenderinDBissidencien Nawalel Saadawi'sMemoirs of a Woman Doctor andTsitsiDanBarembBa's Nervous Conditions Is it possible to read some African women's novels as instances of a complex...
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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 214–221.
Published: 01 September 2006
... of the black woman playwright, Lorraine Hansberry. Hans berry's play A Raisinin the Sun, was the first play written by a black woman to be performed on Broadway. Her uncompromising words took America by storm in 1959. We had kept up and read about her amazing success byway of our national black publications...
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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 69–72.
Published: 01 September 2006
... hands towards water, for instance, how does thirst know the inner volition of another woman, how does empathy filter experience like a radio humming quietly in another room to a blind woman's shoes, why is one song inside a woman not a song in another, while a patient sleeps, passes the song through...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 71–100.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Silvia Schultermandl Abstract In Nora Okja Keller's Comfort Woman (1997), the Korean American protagonist reconciles with her Korean heritage through the act of spreading her mother's ashes. This essay looks at Keller's use of a “language of the body” that protests against rape and other forms...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 445–456.
Published: 01 October 2019
... was on trial— for the twentieth time —for using his power to extort sex from a woman. Poetry can resolve this seeming incongruency in a way that is more difficult with traditional narrative criticism. Whereas historical scholarship attempts to declaratively state what was , poetry can be subjunctive...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 507–517.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Jennifer D. Williams Copyright © 2017 Smith College 2017 JENNIFER D. WILLIAMS An InterestingWoman: A Conversationwith AndreaLee I had the pleasure of speaking to Andrea Lee twice over the course of several years about living and writing as an expatriate, traveling as a black woman, watching...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 464–490.
Published: 01 March 2017
... novels' engagements with Africa or African American cultural practices-with the Caribbean, and specifically Barbados, serving as a critical straw man (or straw woman as the case might be). Certainly there are exceptions to this geographical focus; Cynthia James's and Carol Boyce Davies's compelling...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 25–48.
Published: 01 September 2018
... an extracurriculum to realize her unique ideal of educated Black womanhood, “the New Howard Woman.” In a departure from the hyperscrutiny of nineteenth-century codes of respectability, the New Howard Woman drew from the self-defining qualities of the New Negro and the New Woman, while correcting for their exclusive...
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Meridians (2000) 1 (1): 179–186.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Meena Alexander Copyright © 2000 by Wesleyan University Press 2000 MEMOIRS 'TheShockof Sensation' On Reading TheWavesas a Girl in India, and as a Woman in America MEENA ALEXANDER Wehavenoceremonieos,nlyprivatedirBeasndno conclusionos,nlyviolentsensationse,achseparate1. -VirBiniaWoolf...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 257–260.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Carol Bailey Woman Song . By Jean Goulbourne . Leeds : Peepal Tree Press , 2002 . 48 pp. Softcover, $12.95 . Copyright © 2004 by Smith College 2004 BookReviews WomanSona.ByJean Goulbourne. Leeds: Peepal Tree Press, 2002. 48 pp. Softcover, $12.95. Jean Goulbourne's collection...
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Meridians (2005) 5 (2): 149–175.
Published: 01 March 2005
... voice. With this highly acclaimed and self-proclaimed "naughty" book (Behar 2003, xiv), the Cuban American poet, essayist, anthropologist, and documentary filmmaker "smuggles" a Mexican woman's words across the U.S.-Mexican border.3 In this essay I explore the multiple borders that Ruth Behar crosses...
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Meridians (2024) 23 (1): 295–296.
Published: 01 April 2024
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 48. “A Black Woman Speaks . . . ,” the 1951 poem in which the Mississippi-born actress and Progressive Party activist Beulah Richardson (aka Beah Richards) dissected the tangle of sexual arrangements that reinforced white supremacy by pitting white and black women against each other More
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 49. African American woman and child at entrance to Planned Parenthood clinic, Chicago, 1960. Planned Parenthood Federation of America Records (PPFA II), SSC. More
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 45. Woman walking in Montgomery, Alabama, in support of the 1955–1956 bus boycott. Photo by Don Cravens. Life Magazine. More