Meridian Summary

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The novel, in fact, begins in Chicokema, Georgia where Truman arrives to meet his former lover, Meridian Hill. He finds her manned against a tank and escorting school children to a freak show displaying a mummified woman – a veritable reminder of Sara Bartman. This incident is itself a testimony to how woman’s bodies were treated as a natural resource for visual consumption and propagation of racism ideologies. The scene shifts in flashback mode to New York where, Meridian states that she won’t kill for revolt. In another flashback, Meridian rotates skeptic and annoys her mother, who forsakes her. Meridian in the present state and time works passionately for her people and catches an inexplicable disease which causes fainting spells. She moves
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