Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 22, 2009
Dorrance Publishing recently released the following titles: The Argument: Poems of The Black Experience in The Workplace; Bells; and Thoughts of a Human Being. They are available for purchase at http://www.dorrancebookstore.com, brick and mortar bookstores, on-line bookstores or by calling (800) 788-7654. Media review copies are available by visiting http://www.dorrancepressroom.com or by calling (800) 788-7654.
The Argument: Poems of The Black Experience in The Workplace
($9.00) ISBN: 978-1-4349-0125-5, paperback
In 1961 President John F. Kennedy created the Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity, which introduced the term "affirmative action." However, it was President Lyndon B. Johnson's Executive Order 11246 in 1965 that required implementation of affirmative action plans by all federal government contractors. This was designed to prevent discrimination in the workplace, first against minority groups and later, against women. With the influx of black employees that followed, there was a bevy of new encounters, attitudes, and misunderstandings in the workplace.
During the early years of affirmative action, Franklin Delano Lewis entered the workforce as an employee relations assistant. He witnessed the struggles and triumphs of the black executive and saw which barriers were broken--and which were created. His poetry chronicles the experiences caused by affirmative action, an introduction that sparked controversy at its inception, and still continues today.
About the Author
Franklin Delano Lewis was born in Antigua, West Indies. After residing in England for six years, he came to the United States. Here, he earned a B.A. degree from Hampton Institute (now Hampton University) and an M.A. degree from New York University's Graduate School of Arts and Science.
Now retired from a career in human resources, Lewis enjoys writing poetry and lyrics, as well as running. Some of the poetry herein was previously published in Hampton University's Journal of Ethnic Studies.
($9.00) ISBN: 978-0-8059-7797-4, paperback
Wars and unrest between nations have occurred since the beginning of Man. Is it possible for people of different ethnic backgrounds to coexist peacefully? Can geographical barriers disappear with a link of commonality between the human race? Is there a common thread? Krassimira Popova provides answers to these and many other questions in Bells.
Combining mythical prose and haunting poetry, Popova depicts a mystical realm where Bulgarian and American cultures collide, creating a beautiful coalition with a shared hope of peace and unity. By sharing personal experiences and thoughts, Popova manages to permeate the main artery of global consciousness and offer a new path that leads to a revolutionary way of thinking. Bells personifies the human condition and bridges the ethnic gap through the written word, allowing the possibility of a unified goal for democracy, harmony, and peace.
About the Author
Born and raised in Bulgaria, where she currently lives, Krassimira Popova attended Saint Cyril and Methodius University in Bulgaria and continued her education at Pacific Western University in Los Angeles, California. Married with two children, her hobbies and special interests include literature, music, theater, opera, and sports, especially soccer and basketball. Bells is Popova's third published book with Dorrance. Her grandchildren are half American and half Bulgarian. Her belief that they should embrace both heritages inspired her to write this book.
Thoughts of a Human Being
($14.00) ISBN: 978-1-4349-0016-6
Michael A. Mercer's collection of poetry encompasses a wide variety of subject matters. The author passionately presents his views on politics, war, racial issues, and other timely topics. He also touches on the lighter side of life with poems such as "Easter" and "Spring."
Mercer creatively presents his observations on many aspects of his life and times in this comprehensive collection of his work.
About the Author
Michael A. Mercer is a New York City native currently living in the Bronx. He has one daughter, who works as a correctional guard in Tennessee. Besides writing, his interests include sports such as basketball, football, and baseball.
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