Sister outsider : essays and speeches

by Audre Lorde

Other authorsCheryl Clarke
Paper Book, 2007


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Berkeley, CA : Crossing Press, [2007]


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.

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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.
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Interesting inside on black lesbian life.


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190 p.; 23 cm



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