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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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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Names: Staples, Jeanine M.

Title: The revelations of Asher: toward supreme love in self: this is an endarkened, feminist, new literacies event / Jeanine M. Staples.

Description: New York: Peter Lang, 2016.

Series: Black studies and critical thinking; v. 53 | ISSN 1947-5985 Includes bibliographical references and index.

Identifiers: LCCN 2015017511 | ISBN 978-1-4331-2200-2 (hardcover: alk. paper)

ISBN 978-1-4331-2199-9 (paperback: alk. paper) | ISBN 978-1-4539-1624-7 (e-book) Subjects: LCSH: Women, Black. | Critical thinking.

September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001. | Literacy.

Classification: LCC HQ1155.S863 2015 | DDC 305.420973—dc23 LC record available at

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