Audre Lorde's Transnational Legacies by Stella BolakiAudre Lorde's Transnational Legacies by Stella Bolaki

Audre Lorde's Transnational Legacies

EditorStella Bolaki, Broeck, Sabine

Paperback | July 23, 2015

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Among the most influential and insightful thinkers of her generation, Audre Lorde (1934-1992) inspired readers and activists through her poetry, autobiography, essays, and her political action. Most scholars have situated her work within the context of the women's, gay and lesbian, and black civil rights movements within the United States. However, Lorde forged coalitions with women in Europe, the Caribbean, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Africa, and twenty years after her passing, these alliances remain largely undocumented and unexplored.

Audre Lorde's Transnational Legacies is the first book to systematically document and thoroughly investigate Lorde's influence beyond the United States. Arranged in three thematically interrelated sections - Archives, Connections, and Work - the volume brings together scholarly essays, interviews, Lorde's unpublished speech about Europe, and personal reflections and testimonials from key figures throughout the world. Using a range of interdisciplinary approaches, contributors assess the reception, translation, and circulation of Lorde's writing and activism within different communities, audiences, and circles. They also shed new light on the work Lorde inspired across disciplinary borders.

In addition the volume editors, contributors include Sarah Cefai, Cassandra Ellerbe-Dueck, Paul M. Farber, Tiffany N. Florvil, Katharina Gerund, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Gloria Joseph, Jackie Kay, Marion Kraft, Christiana Lambrinidis, Zeedah Meierhofer-Mangeli, Rina Nissim, Chantal Oakes, Lester C. Olson, Pratibha Parmar, Peggy Piesche, Dagmar Schultz, Tamara Lea Spira, and Gloria Wekker.
Stella Bolaki is lecturer in American literature at the University of Kent and author of Unsettling the Bildungsroman: Reading Contemporary Ethnic American Women's Fiction. Sabine Broeck is professor of American studies at the University of Bremen in Germany and author of White Amnesia - Black Memory?: American Women's Writing and Hist...
Title:Audre Lorde's Transnational LegaciesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:July 23, 2015Publisher:University of Massachusetts PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1625341393

ISBN - 13:9781625341396


Editorial Reviews

"This volume beautifully and accurately documents Lorde's global imprint for our time. It is herstorical and simultaneously contemporary." - Aishah Shahidah Simmons, associate editor of The Feminist Wire"This volume of essays makes a critically important contribution to Lorde scholarship on an interna-tional scale." - Maria I. Diedrich, author of Cornelia James Cannon and the Future American Race"This collection of 'transatlantic and transnational perspectives' brings unprecedented attention to the global outreach of African American writer Audre Lorde (1934-1992), a self-described 'black lesbian feminist warrior poet mother.' Required reading for all students of Lorde. Essential." - Choice