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

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (Crossing Press Feminist Series) Author Audre Lorde
ISBN-10 1580911862
ISBN-13 9781580911863
Year 2007-08-01
Pages 192
Language English
Publisher Crossing Press
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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 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 Reviews it s been almost a quarter of a century since Audre Lorde s essays and speeches in Sister Outsider made an indelible mark on 20th century literature But the words of the black lesbian feminist poet seem as lyrical and unforgettable and sadly as relevant today as when she first tackled everything from racism and homophobia to ageism and class dichotomies A must have book that every lesbian should read Curve Editor s PickLorde was a brilliant feminist poet and intellectual whose theories on the power of embracing our internal contradictions as well as the differences between people and groups is the way to powerful coalition building and social progress New York Post SundayPoet and librarian Lorde collected 15 of her finest essays and speeches in this 1984 volume With her poet s command of language she addresses sexism racism black women black lesbians eroticism and more Still powerful Library Journal Starred ReviewAudre Lorde is a passionate sage I say is and not was because her keen insights continue to provoke and sustain us and give us courage The reissue of this book is a gift to longtime admirers and to new readers who have yet to discover the power and grace and splendid audacity of Audre Lorde Valerie Miner author of After Eden and professor of feminist studies at Stanford University Lorde s works will be important to those truly interested in growing up sensitive intelligent and aware New York Times

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