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Duke University Press


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This issue of Meridians is divided into two parts, linked by the politics and pull of memory. The first part includes an essay that revises the Partition literature around the "honor" suicides of women during the 1947 violence in Punjab; a meditation on Korean cultural memory and its engagement with historical but unforgotten Japanese and U.S. colonial practices; and an analysis of the portrayal of the iconic South African activist, Winnie Mandela, in the U.S. popular press. This section is also graced by three poems: "Memory's Muse," by Sonia Adams and "So you Die Slowly" and "For the Lost," by Kimberly Juanita Brown.

The second half of the issue is a special section on Haiti, edited by Gina Athena Ulysse, a Haitian American. She has gathered narratives, poetry, and photographs: remnants of the Haitian earthquake of]anuary 2010 that come together to provide a moving testimonial.

Meridians 11:1



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