A Paradise to Regain
Post-Obama Insights from Women Educators of the Black Diaspora
Paperback
Published: February 2019
9781975501112
$42.95
Add to Cart
Hardback
Published: June 2019
9781975501105
$149.95
Add to Cart
Lib E-Book

Library E-Books

We have signed up with three aggregators who resell networkable e-book editions of our titles to academic libraries. These aggregators offer a variety of plans to libraries, such as simultaneous access by multiple library patrons, and access to portions of titles at a fraction of list price under what is commonly referred to as a “patron-driven demand” model.

These editions, priced at par with simultaneous hardcover editions of our titles, are not available direct from Stylus, but only from the following aggregators:

  • Ebook Library, a service of Ebooks Corporation Ltd. of Australia
  • ebrary, based in Palo Alto, a subsidiary of ProQuest
  • EBSCO / netLibrary, Alabama

as well as through the following wholesalers: The Yankee Book Peddler subsidiary of Baker & Taylor, Inc.

Published: June 2019
9781975501129
$149.95
E-Book
Published: June 2019
9781975501136
$42.95
Add to Cart
6" x 9"
Language: English

A Paradise to Regain: Post-Obama Insights from Women Educators of the Black Diaspora seeks to avert the likelihood of erasure of President Barack Obama’s legacy of hope and possibility that every child, regardless of race, faith, and gender affiliation, can dream big and live to see his/her dream turn into reality. As women educators of color, we all agree that the socio-political climate prevailing in the United States of America, since the aftermath of the 2016 election, requires unprecedented agency. The book provides space for Black women educators–African Americans, Naturalized Black Americans, and Foreign-born Blacks from Africa, the Caribbean Islands and South America (e.g., Guyana)–to have a candid conversation with their young children—sons and daughters, nephews and nieces—about the roadblocks they are likely to face as minority youth of color in their pursuit of greatness and the reminder that they have a role model in President Obama to look up to in moments of extreme frustration and exasperation. Voices of engaged educators of color are indispensable to make sure that children understand that that despite a-360-degree turn from eight consecutive years of a reassuring message that “change had come”, that paradise had been gained, into the threatening message of “making America white again”, we count on them to regain the paradise.

Table of Contents:

FOREWORD--Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz 

INTRODUCTION: Eight Years of Paradise: An Obama Will Come Again—Immaculée Harushimana

SECTION ONE: THE BURDEN OF LEADING WHILE BLACK.

Chap. I: “They’re Coming for Our Jobs Too!” Double Standards for Black and White Leadership in the Age of Obama and Trump—Rosaire Ifedi

Chap. II: Does Race Matter in Dissertation Mentoring?: A Black Native Caribbean Woman Research Methodologist Genuflects and Reflects—Janice Fournillier

Chap. III: Transformative Leadership-“Botho-Humane”: A Wellness Perspective—Maheabo D. Magano

Chap. IV: Mission to Accomplish: A Journey to Math Democracy—Marcia Burrell

Chap. V: Teaching Through the Lens of a Mother—Josephine Jarpa Dawuni

SECTION TWO: GENDER EQUALITY AND WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

Chap. VI: Gender Equality Not of This World: In the Brave New World—Lindamichelle Baron

Chap. VII: Hope Ring: Memories of a Black Girl Finding Hope During the 2008 Elections—Ronisha Browdy

Chap. VIII: Oppressive Patriarchy: African Women Struggle with Gender Inequality—Kedibone Gladys Mokwena

Chap. IX: Teaching Adult Learners of Color in a Time of Struggle: The Impact on Children –Jaye Jones

Chapter X: Incivility: Experiences of a Black widow in Higher Education Working Environment–Sizakele M. Matlabe

SECTION THREE: HOW BRAVE ART AFRICAN WOMEN IMMIGRANTS?

Chap. XI: Where Is Justice for Immigrants! “If You Prick Us, Do We Not Bleed? If You Tickle Us, Do We Not Laugh?—Mary Ghongkedze

Chap. XII: “Talking Some and Leaving Some”: One Kenyan Woman’s Strategy of Teaching and Sustaining Minority Languages in America—Esther Milu

Chap. XIII: When Being Articulate Isn’t Enough: The Narrative of a French-Speaking African Woman Faculty of English—Immaculée Harushimana

Chap. XIV: Can You Get It if You really Want?: A Jamaican-Born Science Educator Reflects on Success Attainability—Ellie Williamson

Chap. XV: Beware of False Consciousness: A Letter to My Son—Shirley Sommers

SECTION FOUR:   BLACK SELF-AFFIRMATION

Chap. XVI: Standing with Barack Obama: The Need for Black Scientists in STEM Education—Diane Price Banks

Chap. XVII: “Yes, I can; Yes, We can!” Reflections of a Caribbean Immigrant Sistah in the Struggle with a Legacy of Determination, Strength, and Empowerment—Mary Alfred

Chap. XVIII: Writing Ourselves into History: Examining a World of Black Imaginings and Possibilities—Tracy Cook-Person

Chap. XIX: On being a Biracial Woman of Black and Puerto Rican Descent: A Mother-Daughter Conversation—Patricia Isaac

Chap. XX: To Dream the Impossible Dream—Lindamichelle Baron

SECTION V: CAN A BLACK MALE CHILD DREAM BIG IN A MELANIN-PHOBIC WORLD?

Chap. XXI: Hope: President Barack Obama’s Legacy to Black (Male) Children—Eleanor T. Campbell

Chap. XXII: Dreams for My Son: Dreaming Big in America—Faith Muturia

Chap. XXIII: Dreams Shattered and Restored: President Barack Obama Confronting the Shadow of Absent Fatherhood and the Pursuit of a Healthy Relationship—Faith Maina

Chap. XXIV: The Black Male as World Citizen and Cultural Ambassador: Embracing Multiple Identities—Rasheeda Ahmad

SECTION SIX: PARADISE TO REGAIN: CHANGE MUST COME AGAIN

Chap. XXV: “Oh, Mercy Mercy Me - Change is Gonna Come…Again”—Gillian U. Bayne

Chap. XXVI: Yes, She Did: Following Queen Mother Sanford Wherever She May Go—Lindamichelle Baron

Chap. XXVII: As Long as There Is Life: Elections That Shaped My Transnationality—Immaculée Harushimana

Chap. XXVIII: From Barack Obama to Donald Trump: Two Extremes at Making History—Aminata Diop

Chap. XXIX: Supporting the Village that Raises the Children: From the Perspective of a Community Advocate—Patricia Mason

Chap. XXX: We Danced in the Streets: Obama Era, Civil Rights Generation, and Voting Rights—Mary E. Dillard

CONCLUSION: Looking Back to Move Forward: A Black Women’s Collective (Re-)Imagining and (Re-)Membering Hope and Change—Sherry L. Deckman

Share