Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (Crossing Press Feminist Series)

by Geraldine Audre Lorde

Paperback, 1984

Status

Checked out

Genres

Publication

Crossing Press (1984), Edition: 1, 190 pages

Description

Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature. 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.

User reviews

LibraryThing member kdtb
Best book of black feminism
LibraryThing member terese
essential feminist text.
LibraryThing member Hanuman2
One of the first left, feminist books I read thankfully. Not sure what I'd think now, but an important part of my intellectual history.
LibraryThing member kakadoo202
Interesting inside on black lesbian life.

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

2007
1984

Physical description

190 p.; 8.51 inches

ISBN

0895941414 / 9780895941411

UPC

028195941410

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