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Thomas L. Turman is an architect and engineer who has practiced his profession in Northern California for the last 30 years. He has taught in all the major schools of architecture in the Bay Area and is Department Chair of Architecture/Engineering at Laney College in Oakland, California. Tom recently returned to Ghana to visit former students/friends, teach, help with accreditation of the department he helped start in the 60’s. He has been writing and publishing short stories and essays for the last 10 years.

 

TEACHER! dispels the myth that all racial minorities are criminal punks; confronts the pompous blowhard who parrots the saying, “Those who can, do; those who can’t do, teach”; and rejects the idea that there is a difference between the “real world” and “academics, or teaching”.

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WAWA introduces you to the colors, smells and tastes of West Africa and is a poignant blend of romance and danger experienced during the course of life in a third-world country in 1966. There are humorous, sexy and tense cultural exchanges between the droll English, the inhibited Germans and the loud and exciting Americans, Polish and Australians.

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Thomas Lee Turman

Tom worked for architecture and engineering firms in Colorado and San Francisco and has had a private practice in the Bay Area for over 30 years. He has worked on projects as large as the Hyatt at Union Square and as small as a 340 square foot tea house. READ MORE
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