Mattering

doesn’t seem a big deal
your language and ideas
feeding someone who seeks
to starve you
to isolate you
to erase you
until you recognize
that the engineer of your destruction
looks and sounds like you
that is black respectability politics
at its worst
when your work does not count
until it no longer belongs to you
until it no longer represents you.

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For The Holidays! Buy My Book For Your Loved One!

Here’s an idea for Holiday shopping–give your loved one a copy of my book! Edwin Mellen Press, the publisher of my book How Three Black Women Writers Combined Spiritual and Sensual Love: Rhetorically Transcending the Boundaries of Love is now offering my book in soft-cover for half the price: $43.29 USD. It’s a heck of a bargain considering the fact that the hardcover is $119 USD. So how do you get it? Well, until Mellen Press starts offering it online at Amazon or on their site, you have to call and ask, though I’m betting if enough people ask, they’ll relent and get on board with market demand much faster. Meanwhile, here’s the contact name and phone number:
Dr. Cherie Ann Turpin
Ms. Irene Miller
Order Fulfillment

imiller@mellenpress.com

716-754-2788

Be sure to let her know you found out the good news about getting my book soft-cover from me, Dr. Cherie Ann Turpin.

Meanwhile, here’s the publisher site (academics do get small discounts for the hardcover): http://www.mellenpress.com/mellenpress.cfm?bookid=7973&pc=9

What have I done lately?

Friend of mine did a search today on WorldCAT to see how many libraries carry my book [How Three Black Women Writers Combined Spiritual and Sensual Love (Mellon Press)]: so far, 43 university libraries, including Princeton, UNC, Harvard, Tulane, Cambridge–and several universities in Asia, Australia, Canada, New Zealand…made my day! Check it out for yourself on Amazon!