revolutionary love is more…

September 17, 2010 § 1 Comment

than a catch phrase

woohoo!  we got books!  and love!

Because Thaura Distro values radical, revolutionary love and we believe that revolutionary love requires action, we announce a fundraiser in support of Stacey “CripChick” and Mia Mingus. Stacey and Mia, two of our favorite compañeras, are making a massive journey. Both literally and figuratively they will be merging homes. You can read about their plans HERE, and find out about another wonderful fundraiser another friend of ours is putting together in their support HERE.

We have decided to put together our own fundraiser to support Stacey & Mia. Aaminah has culled thru her personal library and is selling books!

(Of course, if you aren’t interested in any of the books offered but still would like to donate, simply follow the donation instructions below and we will still send you a special gift.)

Books are available for a donation. Minimum donation per book is $1, but of course more is appreciated! Thaura Distro will take care of the postage, so you don’t need to factor that into price and can be assured that 100% of your donation will go straight to Stacey & Mia. We will also send you a small gift to express our gratitude for your support.

To donate by purchasing books:

  1. Look thru the list below and decide what book(s) you want.
  2. Determine how much you are willing to donate (remember, minimum donation is $1 per book, but you are encouraged to donate more if you are able.)
  3. Leave a comment here specifying which books you want reserved for you so that others can see those books are spoken for pending updates to this post.
  4. Send an email to telling us, again, which books you want and the address to send them to.
  5. Send your donation via PayPal to (if you are unable to use PayPal to make your donation, please make arrangements for another form of payment when emailing us at

Books will be mailed out after your donation is received.

Here’s the list of available books:

In America, by Susan Sontag (2000, fiction, paperback, used, 387 pgs)

And Don’t Call Me a Racist!: A treasury of quotes on the past, present & future of the color line in America, selected & arranged by Ella Mazel (1998, anthology, paperback, used, 147 pgs)

A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare 1599, by James Shapiro (2005, non-fiction/biography, paperback, brand new, 376 pgs)

Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad (1990 Dover Thrift Edition, fiction, paperback, brand new, 72 pgs)

Is Bill Cosby Right? Or has the Black Middle Class Lost its Mind?, by Michael Eric Dyson (2005, non-fiction/African-American studies/Current Affairs, paperback, used, 242 pgs)

Letters to a Young Brother, by Hill Harper (2006, non-fiction/self-improvement/African-American studies, paperback, used, 173 pgs)

The Coffee Trader, by David Liss (2003, fiction, paperback, used, 386 pgs plus reader’s guide)

Don’t Be Afraid Gringo: A Honduran Woman Speaks from the Heart, the story of Elvia Alvarado translated & edited by Medea Benjamin (1987, non-fiction/biography/Latin American & Women’s Studies, paperback, used, 146 pgs plus appendices)

Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, by Anthony Bourdain (2007 updated edition, non-fiction/autobiography, paperback, used, 312 pgs plus 22 pgs of additional interviews etc.)

Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women & the Rise of Raunch Culture, by Ariel Levy (2005, non-fiction/social science, paperback, used, 212 pgs)

Pieces of the Heart: New Chicano Fiction, edited by Gary Soto (1993, fiction/anthology, paperback, used but like new, 171 pgs)

Cabato Sentora: Poems, by Ray Gonzalez (1999, poetry, paperback, used, 124 pgs)

We Don’t Need Another Wave: Dispatches from the Next Generation of Feminists, edited by Melody Berger (2006, non-fiction/anthology, paperback, used with some minor water damage on bottom edge, 319 pgs)

Great Irish Tales of Horror: A Treasury of Fear, edited by Peter Haining (1995, fiction/folklore, hardcover, used but like new, 301 pgs)

A Fortune Teller Told Me: Earthbound Travels in the Far East, by Tiziano Terzani (1997, travel/bio, hardcover, used but like new, 367 pgs)

Red Earth & Pouring Rain, by Vikram Chandra (1995, fiction, hardcover, used/discarded library book in good condition, 542 pgs)

The Sober Kitchen: Recipes & Advice for a Lifetime of Sobriety, by Liz Scott (2003, non-fiction/cookbook, paperback, used, 448 pgs)

Womanpower: The Arab Debate on Women at Work, by Nadia Hijab (1988, non-fiction/women’s studies, paperback, new, 165 pgs)

Arabic in Three Months (1999, non-fiction/language learning, paperback, used, 220 pgs plus mini dictionary)

The Bad Detective, by H.R.F. Keating (1996, fiction, hardcover, used/discarded library book, 279 pgs)

The Book Shop, by Penelope Fitzgerald (1978, fiction, paperback, used, 123 pgs)

The Cellist of Sarajevo, by Steven Galloway (2008, fiction, paperback, used, 235 pgs)

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, by Dave Eggers (2000, non-fiction/biography/uncategorical bullshit, paperback, used, 437 pgs plus “Mistakes We Knew Were Making”


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