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Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (original 1984; edition 2007)

by Audre Lorde, Cheryl Clarke (Foreword)

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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.… (more)
Title:Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches
Authors:Audre Lorde
Other authors:Cheryl Clarke (Foreword)
Info:Crossing Press (2007), Paperback, 192 pages
Collections:Your library, Feminism and patriarchy, Colonialism, racism, and empire
Tags:feminism, racism, gender, Black studies

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Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde (1984)

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    "I Teach Myself in Outline," Notes, Journals, Syllabi and an Excerpt from Deotha by Audre Lorde (jillianhistorian)
    jillianhistorian: This is an edited collection of Audre Lorde's teaching materials, drawn from materials in Lorde's papers in the Spelman College Archives.

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I absolutely loved these essays written by Audre Lorde. I highly recommend this book. ( )
  oacevedo | Apr 9, 2019 |
Interesting inside on black lesbian life. ( )
  kakadoo202 | Nov 16, 2018 |
This collection of essays and speeches contains some of the 'greatest hits', the most quoted bits of Audre Lorde, and they are so well written. She was thoughtful, intelligent, critical and outspoken. She was the living embodiment of intersectional feminism before it was really a thing, and brings her own perspective as a black lesbian feminist. These essays mostly feel barely dated although all written in the late 70s, early 80s. ( )
  AlisonSakai | Oct 8, 2018 |
I am glad I finally re-read this book recently. ( )
  bit-of-a-list-tiger | Aug 29, 2018 |
Giving this a middling review. I find myself thinking about things she wrote months later even tho I didn't necessarily agree with her positions. I believe this is the sort of book that deserves a reread or two. Some of her quotes are wonderful. ( )
  elka.b | May 26, 2018 |
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Lorde, Audreprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Clarke, CherylForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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