Nina's Whisper

Sheena C. Howard (Author)

Product Details

Publish Date
April 19, 2020
5.08 X 7.8 X 0.54 inches | 0.0 pounds

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About the Author

Sheena C. Howard, PhD, is an associate professor of communication and an award-winning author, filmmaker, and scholar. In 2014, Sheena won an Eisner Award for her first book, Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation. She is the first Black woman to receive this honor. She is also the author of several critically acclaimed books and comic books on a range of topics. Sheena is a writer and image activist, with a passion for telling stories, through various mediums, that encourage audiences to consider narratives that are different than their own. In 2014, Sheena published Black Queer Identity Matrix and Critical Articulations of Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation. Sheena is also the author/editor of the award-winning book Encyclopedia of Black Comics and cowriter of the comic book Superb, about a teenage superhero with Down syndrome. In 2016, through her company Nerdworks, LLC, Sheena directed, produced, and wrote the documentary Remixing Colorblind, which explores the ways the educational system shapes our perception of race and others.


"Howard is the kind of captivating storyteller whose characters linger long after you finish reading. This is an urgent, timely, and captivating text that challenges our understandings of race, gender, sexuality, and the forms and faces of abuse. This book promises to haunt, anger, console, and ultimately inspire anyone who opens it." --Marc Lamont Hill, Host of BET News and author of Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond

"Howard continues to bring light to the important issues of our time. Nina's Whisper grabs the reader from the very first page. Taking us on a journey of one woman's struggle to see her relationship for what it is - an abusive one. This book is masterfully written and challenges the script we have all been taught about intimate partner abuse." --Darryl Stephens, lead actor in the hit series, Noah's Arc, Boy Culture and From Zero To I Love You

"Victims, survivors, and advocates alike will recognize the subtle authenticities along Nina's journey. Dr. Howard gets it right in dismantling the complexities of DV. This book is authentic and needed. Dr. Howard reminds us of the work that is still ahead and inspires us to act and speak out against this public health concern." --Dr. Renee Norris-Jones, Board Member, Women Against Abuse (Philadelphia, PA)