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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 233–245.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Abena P. A. Busia Abstract This essay is a reflection of the monumental Women Writing Africa project by one of the project’s three editors. Over the course of two decades, the project published four volumes documenting the history of literary expression by African women throughout the continent...
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Meridians (2006) 6 (2): 33–53.
Published: 01 March 2006
... an after-colonialism in which to write. Miller's observations about the split between nationalists and nomads bring to light some interesting thoughts about how we critique postcolonial literature in general and francophone literature in particular (Miller 1998, 7). This study seeks to determine which camp...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 71–100.
Published: 01 March 2007
..." (Yoneyama 1999, 57) of the movement for redress for comfort women, that is, the WRITING RAPE, TRAUMA, AND TRANSNATIONALITY ONTO THE FEMALE BODY 73 emphasis on the U.S. government's role as political liberator and legal mediator in the matter of ongoing negotiations between Japan and the surviving comfort...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 112–126.
Published: 01 December 2020
... (a struggle that is feminist even if “gender oppression” is not its sole focus); writing by Palestinian-American women, whose literary responses to displacement offer new perspectives on exile and homecoming; and personal reflections. Within these intersecting contexts, “return” emerges not only...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 149–154.
Published: 01 December 2020
... will never know. there is death here, and there are promises of more. i have not cried at all while writing this. i cried when i saw those buildings collapse on themselves like a broken heart. i have never owned pain that needs to spread like that. and i cry daily that my brothers return to our...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 297–322.
Published: 01 October 2023
...Dia Da Costa Abstract This article combines historical and life-writing approaches to demonstrate how caste is made invisible in histories and structures of education, canonical knowledge, and research. As a dominant-caste ( savarna ) Bengali academic, the author follows caste-oppressed feminists...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 516–517.
Published: 01 October 2023
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 96–101.
Published: 01 March 2010
... won the race to write about the recently unsealed archive of Hickok, a journalist, only to "cruelly" exploit the contents of some 3,000 letters between the two women, many of which could only be characterized as passionate love letters. Faber "despises Hickok and loathes homosexuals," Blanche...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 79–98.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Ina C. Seethaler Abstract Jane Jeong Trenka's adoption memoir received harsh criticism for its negative stance against transnational adoption. Within a small yet growing group of life-writing works on transnational adoption, I see Trenka as an important voice in challenging the dominant cultural...
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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): 113–126.
Published: 01 September 2001
... return within several contexts: the struggle for women's human rights (a struggle that is feminist even if"gender oppression" is not its sole focus); writing by Palestinian-American women, whose literary responses to displacement offer new perspectives on exile and homecoming; and personal reflections...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 254–258.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Suheir Hammad Copyright © 2002 by Wesleyan University Press 2002 FIRST WRITING SuheirHammad SINCE September 2001 r. there have been no words. i have not written one word. no poetry in the ashes south of canal street. no prose in the refrigerated trucks driving debris and dna. not one word...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (1): 180–203.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Oda-Kange Midtvåge Diallo; Jasmine Kelekay; Maimuna Abdullahi; Lena Sawyer Abstract Can counter-archiving be a form of social care? This essay is a dialogue on this topic among four Afro-Nordic feminists writing to each other in the form of letters over a five-month period during 2021. Using...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 157–160.
Published: 01 September 2018
... mediaandelementosffashionablceonsumption. Never write a sad story about Hawai'i or, for that matter, one with any depth. Hawai'i is tropical, cordial, sweet, and forever sunny. For bonus points, include the word paradisien your title. And on the subject oftitles, if you are to include the name Hawai'i, leave out the 'okinabetween the i's...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 300–305.
Published: 01 December 2016
.... This summer after Jasmine began serving the 90 days she was sentenced to, I wrote (or didn’t write) the following poems as part of a project to send messages of love to Jasmine in prison. I sent the poem in the morning and later in the day I learned Jasmine was released from prison. This poem is for Jasmine’s...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 435–463.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Celeste Henery Abstract This essay proposes diaspora as a love story—a tale of how black women create new possibilities for black collectivity through their writing. The experiences and affect of black women, born of their racial and gendered subjectivity, remain a less explored dimension...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 110–131.
Published: 01 March 2003
...). If daffodils are (mythically) implicated in history, as one historical line (a linear, colonial one), other histories remain submerged in (post-)colonized landscapes. As Glissant (parenthetically) writes in Lediscoursantillais (CaribbeanDiscourse (Our landscape is its own monument; its meaning can only...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 246–247.
Published: 01 April 2021
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 229–245.
Published: 01 April 2021
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 372–393.
Published: 01 October 2019
.... With a focus on intergenerational communication among feminist and Left movement participants, Brooke Lober asks Levins Morales to share her method of writing and activism, based in histories of family and place; to comment on the term and practice of “identity politics”; to assess the current upsurge...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 32–64.
Published: 01 April 2020
... of literary criticism, as well as historical writings dealing with African American mother-daughter conflict, centers on the observation that Black mothers have often found themselves in conflict with daughters whom they seek to protect by schooling them in accommodationist behavior to better survive...
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