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Title:Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Crossing Press
ISBN:0895941414
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Number of Pages:190
Category:Feminism, Non fiction, Essays, Race, Queer

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches A collection of fifteen essays written between and gives clear voice to Audre Lorde s literary and philosophical personae These essays explore and illuminate the roots of Lorde s intellectual development and her deep seated and longstanding concerns about ways of increasing empowerment among minority women writers and the absolute necessity to explicate the concept of difference difference according to sex race and economic status The title Sister Outsider finds its source in her poetry collection The Black Unicorn These poems and the essays in Sister Outsider stress Lorde s oft stated theme of continuity particularly of the geographical and intellectual link between Dahomey Africa and her emerging self

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A collection of fifteen essays written between and gives clear voice to Audre Lorde s literary and philosophical personae These essays explore and illuminate the roots of Lorde s intellectual development and her deep seated and longstanding concerns about ways of increasing empowerment among minority women writers and the absolute necessity to explicate the concept of difference difference according to sex race and economic status The title Sister Outsider finds its source in her poetry collection The Black Unicorn These poems and the essays in Sister Outsider stress Lorde s oft stated theme of continuity particularly of the geographical and intellectual link between Dahomey Africa and her emerging self, This collection poems written between and is the final volume by a major American poet whose concerns are international and whose words have left their mark on many lives in the words of Adrienne Rich Audre Lorde was the author of ten volumes of poetry and five works of prose She was named New York State Poet in her other honors include the Manhattan Borough President s Award for Excellence in the Arts em The Marvelous Arithmetics of Distance em was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award in, Rich continues Refusing to be circumscribed by any simple identity Audre Lorde writes as a Black woman a mother a daughter a Lesbian a feminist a visionary poems of elemental wildness and healing nightmare and lucidity Her rhythms and accents have the timelessness of a poetry which extends beyond white Western politics beyond the anger and wisdom of Black America beyond the North American earth to Abomey and the Dahomeyan Amazons These are poems nourished in an oral tradition which also blaze and pulse on the page beneath the reader s eye br, Audre Lorde was not only a famous poet she was also one of the most important radical black feminists of the past century Her writings and speeches grappled with an impressive broad list of topics including sexuality race gender class disease the arts parenting and resistance and they have served as a transformative and important foundation for theorists and activists in considering questions of power and social justice Lorde embraced difference and at each turn she emphasized the importance of using it to build shared strength among marginalized communities br br I Am Your Sister is a collection of Lorde s non fiction prose written between and and it introduces new perspectives on the depth and range of Lorde s intellectual interests and her commitments to progressive social change Presented here for the first time in print is a major body of Lorde s speeches and essays along with the complete text of A Burst of Light and Lorde s landmark prose works Sister Outsider and The Cancer Journals Together these writings reveal Lorde s commitment to a radical course of thought and action situating her works within the women s gay and lesbian and African American Civil Rights movements They also place her within a continuum of black feminists from Sojourner Truth to Anna Julia Cooper Amy Jacques Garvey Lorraine Hansberry and Patricia Hill Collins I Am Your Sister concludes with personal reflections from Alice Walker Gloria Joseph Johnnetta Betsch Cole Beverly Guy Sheftall and bell hooks on Lorde s political and social commitments and the indelibility of her writings for all who are committed to a more equitable society