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The Revelations of Asher

Toward Supreme Love in Self – (This Is an Endarkened, Feminist, New Literacies Event)


Jeanine M. Staples

The Revelations of Asher: Toward Supreme Love in Self is an endarkened, feminist, new literacies event. It critically and creatively explores Black women’s terror in love. With poetry, prose, and analytic memos, Jeanine Staples shows how a group of Black women’s talk and writings about relationships revealed epistemological and ontological revelations, after 9/11. These revelations are presented in the context of a third wave new literacies framework. They are voiced and storied dynamically by the women’s seven fragmented selves. Through the selves, we learn the five ways the women lived as lovers: Main Chick, Side Chick, Bonnie, Bitch, and Victim. As an alternative-response to these identities in love, the author presents a new way. She introduces the Supreme Lover Identity and illuminates its integral connection to social and emotional justice for and through Black women’s wisdom.
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If you are a scholar, read this whole book. If you are a seeker, read whichever chapters are preceded by an asterisk, along with its subsections. You may want to read the Seedsheet early, to grasp the nucleus of this work (see Appendix A). You may also want to read the Stylesheet right away, or use it as an accompaniment in your reading (see Appendix B). It is helpful in grasping the rules of this event.

Preface by Valerie Kinloch


*Remember ( Asher speaks: A story)

*A word to begin with: Precedent to “An introduction” (Jeanine speaks)

*This book is different: An introduction (Jeanine speaks)

A significant and singular interlude (Defining Lover Identity) (Jeanine speaks)

*Introducing a Supreme Lover Identity (Or, Why this work is so real) (Jeanine speaks)

Things you need to know about this book (Jeanine speaks)

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