Sister Outsider: Essays And Speeches

byAudre LordeForeword byCheryl Clarke

August 1, 2007|
Sister Outsider: Essays And Speeches by Audre Lorde
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Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature.

“[Lorde''s] works will be important to those truly interested in growing up sensitive, intelligent, and aware.”—The New York Times 

In this charged collection of fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class, and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action and change. Her prose is incisive, unflinching, and lyrical, reflecting struggle but ultimately offering messages of hope. This commemorative edition includes a new foreword by Lorde-scholar and poet Cheryl Clarke, who celebrates the ways in which Lorde''s philosophies resonate more than twenty years after they were first published.

These landmark writings are, in Lorde''s own words, a call to “never close our eyes to the terror, to the chaos which is Black which is creative which is female which is dark which is rejected which is messy which is . . . ”
A writer, activist, and mother of two, Audre Lorde grew up in 1930s Harlem. She earned a master’s degree in library science from Columbia University, received a National Endowment for the Arts grant for poetry, and was New York State’s Poet Laureate from 1991 to 1993. She is the author of twelve books, including Zami&#...
Title:Sister Outsider: Essays And Speeches
Product dimensions:192 pages, 8.99 X 6 X 0.63 in
Shipping dimensions:192 pages, 8.99 X 6 X 0.63 in
Published:August 1, 2007
Publisher:Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781580911863

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