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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 101–122.
Published: 01 April 2022
... healing scenes and also referencing nature-based Yoruba and Cuban Santería practices. Additionally, other records of this legend explain that Carlota only had eyes for another enslaved woman, Fermina. Therefore, the author attempts to push queer imaginations of the two women, beyond the Atlantic and onto...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2015
... reading of Yoruba society and in fact is a Western imposition. The "woman question," this book asserts in one of its self-descriptions, is a Western one and not a proper lens for viewing African society. I want to say preliminarily, then, that one of the products of this return to a particular ethnic...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 250–277.
Published: 01 March 2003
... changed the landscape of women's economic lives and explain why taxation became the central focus of their political critique and activism in the postwar era. Abeokuta, Women, and the Economy to 1914 Abeokuta, a Yoruba town established around 1830, became the base for the Egba and Owu whose original homes...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 382–392.
Published: 01 March 2018
... that the collective is the most salient element of existence; and the idea that self-knowledge is the key to mental health." (95) Further, traditional African spiritual systems often draw a close connection to the symbolism of the hair. Specifically, for the Yoruba, there is significant symbolism with the head...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 330–352.
Published: 01 March 2017
...-Yusuf points out in her review of Oyeronke Oyewumi's InventionofWomen,"desire to foreground and celebrate Yoruba or African female power need not preclude an analysis of the ways in which they experience constraint and domination" (2003, 135). KANIKABATRA...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 464–490.
Published: 01 March 2017
... to centuries ofJohn Henry work. Next came Olaudah Equiano, the captured eleven-year-old boy-child from Yoruba Land who had arrived traumatized in Barbados in 1756, only to be transshipped to Point Comfort also. -Paule Marshall, TriangularRoad For most scholars who examine Paule Marshall's oeuvre, the title...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 39–48.
Published: 01 September 2018
... mouth. Especially when, in looking at her-her fiercely curly hair, her skin the same complexion as mine, her features that match those of her Yoruba father-I saw the very real possibility of suturing the wound of language and working through some of the racial entanglements that had long since paralyzed...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2009
... colonization. At the same time, enslaved African Americans drew on both indigenous African religious practices and Old Testament stories for empowerment and liberation, finding inspiration from Moses defying "01' Pharaoh" and leading the slaves to freedom, or from Yoruba orishasclothed as Christian saints...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 97–106.
Published: 01 September 2018
... these associations are the images of Mamá Iné (an animated slave woman who serves as a marketing symbol for Yaucono coffee), Mamá Yoyó (a popular figure that refers to multiple racial images: headwrap wearing, Yoruba or Vudú practices, African or Black associations), Rulé Candela (a popular chorus from a bomba...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 71–87.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of quilomboas a distinctly political articulation. She considers displacement from the homeland not as rupture from the land but as continuum. Relying heavily on candomblecosmology, she subscribes to the belief that the orixas(Yoruba religious deities) traveled with enslaved Africans across the ocean,tangibly...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 April 2022
... of this story that centers the “queer relationship” between Carlota and Fermina, another enslaved woman with whom Carlota was evidently in love with, while also “referencing Yoruba and Cuban Santeria practices” from which they drew strength and support. The Cuban context of and contributions to transnational...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 295–307.
Published: 01 March 2018
... in Haitian Vodou, Cuban Yoruba, and Bahian Candomble. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. Fanon, Frantz. 1967. Black Skin, White Masks. Translated by Charles Lam Markmann. New York: Grove Press. First published 1952. Hanna, Judith Lynne. 2010. "Dance and Sexuality: Many Moves." The Journal of Sex Research...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 11–48.
Published: 01 April 2022
... the clocks and mirrors be covered, because her mother had not yet made peace with dying. KMD: When you’re newly initiated in Yorùbá traditions—specifically in Cuban Lukumí—you cover the mirrors in your home because spirit contact could be too easy, you could be too vulnerable to spirit visits...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (1): 74–92.
Published: 01 September 2008
... understandably, but also almost every morning of the week before 8am. Despite the fact that African Americans are Bahai, Jewish, Muslim, Yoruba, etc., no significant, if any, representations of non-Christian religious beliefs appear on these networks. This is particularly problematic for the hip-hop generation...
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Meridians (2006) 6 (2): 54–77.
Published: 01 March 2006
... Africa, for example, critical reexaminations of gender relations in the precolonial past of major national groups, such as the Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, Eda, Akan, and Dogan, have already yielded and continue to yield many surprises. These groups may-on the surface-have patriarchal or patrilineal systems...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 183–205.
Published: 01 April 2019
... relationship with Africa is not so simple. While he laments the public face he must wear to mask his feelings of blacks’ liberated presence in the towns, he seeks guidance from a Santería babalowo , Melchior, who provides access to the Yoruba deity Chango. Cépéro thus relies upon a practitioner...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 121–147.
Published: 01 June 2016
... of a religious nature existing in traditional yorubas [sic] societies, it expresses the female power over the land, fertility, procreation, and the community's well-being. The Gelede cult aims at easing and revering the ancestral mothers to assure the world's balance" (httpgeledes.org.br, accessed March 24, 2008...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 121–148.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., harkening back most notably to Esu Legba, the Yoruba god of crossroads and thematic touchstone for Henry Louis Gates's seminal TheSignifyingMonkey(Gates 1989). In "Children of Legba: Musicians at the Crossroads in Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man," Thomas F. Marvin asserts that "Trueblood acts as a child...