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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 88–117.
Published: 01 September 2016
... American women, the historical experiences of racialized reproduction and black and mulatto women's perspectives of it are much more complex. 2 This essay explores that complexity in the works of four Afro-Latin American writers (Brazilians Maria Firmina dos Reis and Carolina Maria de Jesus, and Cubans...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 101–125.
Published: 01 March 2002
... the theme of interracial sexuality to explore racial pride, self-determination, community, and autonomy. Numerous black women writers during this period struggled with the history, the reality, and the potentiality of interracial relationships. For example, Perkins suggests that the autobiographies of three...
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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): 177–185.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Meredith Tax Copyright © 2001 by Wesleyan University Press 2001 REPORT Women's WORLD: A Transnational Network ofWomen Writers The Targeting of Feminist Writers MEREDITH TAX Women's WORLD (an acronym for Women's World Organization for Rights, Literature and Development) is a feminist global...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 58–87.
Published: 01 March 2014
... the line” (Wall 2005)—black women writers' emphasizing, clarification, and subversion of literary traditions—to examine how black women in different cultural contexts write themselves into visual and historical records. Contributing to burgeoning interest in the Americas as a transnational space, I argue...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 107–130.
Published: 01 September 2018
... and perpetuate a tradition of colonial literature that establishes Martinican women of color, like the island itself, as both sexually available to the colonizer and resigned to exploitation and abandonment. Through an analysis of two French West Indian women writers—Mayotte Capécia and Suzanne Césaire, both...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 148–176.
Published: 01 June 2016
..., they carry both the silenced histories of racial and sexual exploitation and the appeal of hyper-sexualized and exoticized stereotypes. I am also interested in discussing how these writings/writers articulate notions and images connected to discourses of mestiçagem in order to rewrite black women's bodies...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 212–237.
Published: 01 March 2013
... and instrumentalization, what is additionally meaningful in these texts is that the more recent history of globalization to which women are subjected under late capitalism—a history within and on which these texts and their writers work—is shown to be coextensive (although not homologous) with the history of imperialism...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 36–57.
Published: 01 March 2014
...," Clifton wrote. "It's nothing special" (Clifton 1984, 183).Clifton is one of an increasing number of African American women writers who unashamedly draw inspiration from "nonrational, non-Western modes of apprehending reality," modes that have historically been important sources of cultural and spiritual...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 133–149.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of Mabel Dove-Danquah .” In Writing African Women: Gender, Popular Culture and Literature in West Africa , edited by Newell Stephanie , 67 – 80 . London : Zed Books . Pandey Anita . 2004 . “ Language and Representation: Linguistic Aesthetics of Female West African Writers .” Research...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 50–76.
Published: 01 September 2018
... who are readers, scholars, writers, and lovers of Haitian literature? In particular, what does it mean for the women of Haitian descent writing in and outside of Haiti who draw our inspiration from this dynamic woman ofletters? What is at stake in the creation of this discourse? And finally...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 372–393.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Brooke Lober Abstract In this interview, the writer, activist, and well-known woman of color feminist and participant in grassroots left movements Aurora Levins Morales explores the action and language of participatory social change, considered through the lens of her social location and experience...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 149–171.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Leigh Johnson Abstract This article argues that, as a tool for social justice and resistance, the concept of motherwork can be usefully applied to two texts by Chicana writers—Lucha Corpi's Black Widow's Wardrobe and Demetria Martínez's Mother Tongue . The essay draws on Patricia Hill Collins's...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 17–40.
Published: 01 April 2019
... that, in combination with emerging priorities of writers and directors, García’s fashioning of the madre abnegada tapped into and vitalized the sentimental relationship between mother and child and between nation and citizen. In theorizing these relations, the essay introduces the term national maternal as a means...
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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): 130–152.
Published: 01 September 2001
... a certain kind of"women's liberation" movement adapted to the needs of Black South African women, were in the minority (Nchwe quoted in Boitumelo 1979). The establishment of a "Women Writers Speak" column in Staffiider11 CONTRADICTORY LOCATIONS 143 in November/December 1979 meant that, for the first time...
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Meridians (2005) 5 (2): 176–179.
Published: 01 March 2005
... with fiction by many other contemporary Caribbean women writers an interrogation of traditional attitudes toward women, an ambivalent response to Caribbean culture, a critique of colonial education, and an engagement with history, the novel's style is in some ways unlike the apparent trend in narratives...
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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): 59–76.
Published: 01 September 2001
... was to announce the black cultural awakening to the white men and women with the money and clout to sponsor its artists. They got the message. Paul Kellogg, editor of SurveyGraphic,offered to devote a special issue of his journal to the work of black writers; the issue was subsequently expanded and published...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 264–266.
Published: 01 September 2004
... there are published articles on Afro-Costa Rican women such as Bernard and Campbell, Mosby's book constitutes one of the first comprehensive texts on AfroLatina writers primarily focused on Costa Rica within the Afro-Hispanic literary canon. She concentrates on the "literary contributions of AfroCosta Rican writers...
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Meridians (2006) 6 (2): 93–116.
Published: 01 March 2006
... women writers as instances of what Lucia Boldrini and Peter Davies refer to as "the use of fictionalized autobiography and autobiographised fiction" (2004, vii), that is to say, as novels in which the rhetorical strategies and the texts' generic structure enable the varying modalities of representation...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 205–235.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Harryette Mullen Copyright © 2004 by Smith College 2004 HARRYETTE MULLEN "ArtisticExpressionwas FlowingEverywhere" AlisonMillsandNtozakeShangeB, lack BohemiaFn eministisn the1970s Claiming their place as a significant force in U.S. literature in the 1970s, African-American women writers faced...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 184–204.
Published: 01 September 2018
... between James Baldwin and Audre Lorde .” Essence 15 , no. 8 : 72 – 74 , 129 – 30 , 133 . Beyoncé . Lemonade . Parkwood Entertainment , Columbia , Sony Music, 2016 , DVD. “ Black Women Writers .” 1989 . Donahue . Films for the Humanities: Multimedia Entertainment. VHS. Bradley...