Zami a New Spelling of My Name

Zami  a New Spelling of My Name
Author: Audre Lorde
Publsiher: Crossing Press Feminist (Paper
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1982
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780895941220

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The poet, Audre Lorde, depicts her life and examines the influence of various women on her development

The Selected Works of Audre Lorde

The Selected Works of Audre Lorde
Author: Audre Lorde
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-09-08
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9781324004622

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A definitive selection of Audre Lorde’s "intelligent, fierce, powerful, sensual, provocative, indelible" (Roxane Gay) prose and poetry, for a new generation of readers. Self-described "black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet" Audre Lorde is an unforgettable voice in twentieth-century literature, and one of the first to center the experiences of black, queer women. This essential reader showcases her indelible contributions to intersectional feminism, queer theory, and critical race studies in twelve landmark essays and more than sixty poems—selected and introduced by one of our most powerful contemporary voices on race and gender, Roxane Gay. Among the essays included here are: "The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action" "The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House" "I Am Your Sister" Excerpts from the American Book Award–winning A Burst of Light The poems are drawn from Lorde’s nine volumes, including The Black Unicorn and National Book Award finalist From a Land Where Other People Live. Among them are: "Martha" "A Litany for Survival" "Sister Outsider" "Making Love to Concrete"

The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde

The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde
Author: Audre Lorde
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2000-02-17
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9780393254402

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A complete collection—over 300 poems—from one of this country's most influential poets. "These are poems which blaze and pulse on the page."—Adrienne Rich "The first declaration of a black, lesbian feminist identity took place in these poems, and set the terms—beautifully, forcefully—for contemporary multicultural and pluralist debate."—Publishers Weekly "This is an amazing collection of poetry by . . . one of our best contemporary poets. . . . Her poems are powerful, often political, always lyrical and profoundly moving."—Chuckanut Reader Magazine "What a deep pleasure to encounter Audre Lorde's most potent genius . . . you will welcome the sheer accessibility and the force and beauty of this volume."—Out Magazine

Letter to My Daughter

Letter to My Daughter
Author: Maya Angelou
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2008-09-23
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781588367518

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Maya Angelou shares her path to living well and with meaning in this absorbing book of personal essays. Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter transcends genres and categories: guidebook, memoir, poetry, and pure delight. Here in short spellbinding essays are glimpses of the tumultuous life that led Angelou to an exalted place in American letters and taught her lessons in compassion and fortitude: how she was brought up by her indomitable grandmother in segregated Arkansas, taken in at thirteen by her more worldly and less religious mother, and grew to be an awkward, six-foot-tall teenager whose first experience of loveless sex paradoxically left her with her greatest gift, a son. Whether she is recalling such lost friends as Coretta Scott King and Ossie Davis, extolling honesty, decrying vulgarity, explaining why becoming a Christian is a “lifelong endeavor,” or simply singing the praises of a meal of red rice–Maya Angelou writes from the heart to millions of women she considers her extended family. Like the rest of her remarkable work, Letter to My Daughter entertains and teaches; it is a book to cherish, savor, re-read, and share. “I gave birth to one child, a son, but I have thousands of daughters. You are Black and White, Jewish and Muslim, Asian, Spanish speaking, Native Americans and Aleut. You are fat and thin and pretty and plain, gay and straight, educated and unlettered, and I am speaking to you all. Here is my offering to you.”—from Letter to My Daughter

Lavender Mansions

Lavender Mansions
Author: Julius E Nyang'oro
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-03-11
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780429720307

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Sister Outsider

Sister Outsider
Author: Audre Lorde
Publsiher: Crossing Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-01-04
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780307809049

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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 . . . ”

The First Cities

The First Cities
Author: Audre Lorde
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1968
Genre: African American women
ISBN: UOM:39015005284420

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The Best Things

The Best Things
Author: Mel Giedroyc
Publsiher: Review
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-04-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781472256249

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ENJOY THIS WARM HUG OF A READ FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND BELOVED NATIONAL TREASURE MEL GIEDROYC 'I enjoyed it HUGELY. A real treat' MARIAN KEYES 'A brilliant cast of characters and properly funny!' GRAHAM NORTON 'Funny and fresh. No soggy bottoms here' CLARE MACKINTOSH __________ Sally Parker is struggling to find the hero inside herself. All she wants to do is lie down. Her husband Frank has lost his business, their home and their savings, in one fell swoop. Their bank cards are being declined. The children are running wild. And now the bailiffs are at the door. What does an ordinary woman do when the bottom falls out? Sally Parker is about to surprise everybody. Most of all herself. __________ SHORTLISTED FOR THE COMEDY WOMEN IN PRINT PRIZE 2021 'A warm contemporary fable bursting with colourful characters and comic energy' DAILY MAIL 'Exactly like Mel herself: engaging, uproarious and gleeful. A stonking good read' JO BRAND 'This book is a riot! Delicious in its detail' SOPHIE KINSELLA 'A warm, honest and humorous look at a family and what really matters in life. Brimming with hilarious scenes, it is also a redemptive book, and one of hope' WOMAN & HOME 'Wonderfully warm and uplifting, full of unforgettable characters and so much heart' RICHARD ROPER REAL READERS ADORE THE BEST THINGS... 'This book is everything I would have expected from the wonderful Mel Giedroyc. Funny and touching*****' 'A well written, warm hug of a read. Something much needed in these days of doom and gloom' 'I could hear Mel reading this book! Terrific characters. Very entertaining *****' 'A lovely, warm cuddle of a book' 'One of the best things I've read this year. Please read it *****' 'I felt like Mel was reading this into my ear. I was left with the warm fuzzys at the end****' 'Would make a brilliant film or sitcom. The Parker family are a chaotic, loveable bunch' 'I zipped through it with many an accompanying titter, the occasional chortle and the odd unladylike snort. A nice piece of escapism, so needed at this time ****' 'Warm, interesting, clever and funny, as well as poignant at times. A brave heroine, a cast of strong characters and a page-turner of a story *****' 'Glorious storytelling, this is a rich comedic feast of domesticity. Excellent characters. Kept me gripped throughout. *****'

Warrior Poet

Warrior Poet
Author: Alexis De Veaux
Publsiher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2006
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0393329356

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Culled from the private writings of the black lesbian feminist poet, this chronicle of her uncompromising life covers Lorde's childhood in Harlem, her groundbreaking career as a poet, her advocacy for various causes, and her final ten years in St. Croix battling breast cancer. Winner of the 2005 Lambda Award. Reprint.

The Cancer Journals

The Cancer Journals
Author: Audre Lorde
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2020-11-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780141993140

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'A brave, beautiful book that could double as a handbook to accompany anyone on their journey through cancer' Jackie Kay, New Statesman The Cancer Journals is an intimate, poetic and invigorating account of the experience of breast cancer, from biopsy to mastectomy, told by the great feminist and activist Audre Lorde. Moving between journal entry, memoir, and essay, Lorde fuses the personal and political to reflect on the many questions breast cancer raises: questions of survival, sexuality, prosthesis and self-care. It is a journey of survival, friendship, and self-acceptance. 'Grief, terror, courage, the passion for survival and for more than survival, are here in the searchings of a great poet' Adrienne Rich 'This book teaches me that with one breast or none, I am still me' Alice Walker

The Black Unicorn

The Black Unicorn
Author: Audre Lorde
Publsiher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Total Pages: 122
Release: 1995
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 0393312372

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Rich continues: "Refusing to be circumscribed by any simple identity, Audre Lorde writes as a Black woman, a mother, a daughter, a Lesbian, a feminist, a visionary; poems of elemental wildness and healing, nightmare and lucidity. Her rhythms and accents have the timelessness of a poetry which extends beyond white Western politics, beyond the anger and wisdom of Black America, beyond the North American earth, to Abomey and the Dahomeyan Amazons. These are poems nourished in an oral tradition, which also blaze and pulse on the page, beneath the reader's eye."

Love War Stories

Love War Stories
Author: Ivelisse Rodriguez
Publsiher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2019-07-10
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781936932283

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“Arrests the heart with its stunning exploration of women who are put through a kind of hell in their determination to find true love . . . extraordinary.” —Angie Cruz, author of Dominicana Finalist for the 2019 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Finalist for the 2018 Foreword Reviews INDIES Award Best Book/Most Anticipated Book/Recommended Read of 2018: Cosmopolitan.com, The Root, Electric Literature, Bustle, Book Riot, PEN America, PopSugar, The Rumpus, B*tch, Remezcla, Mitú, and other publications. Puerto Rican girls are brought up to want one thing: true love. Yet they are raised by women whose lives are marked by broken promises, grief, and betrayal. While some believe that they’ll be the ones to finally make it work, others swear not to repeat cycles of violence. This collection documents how these “love wars” break out across generations as individuals find themselves caught in the crosshairs of romance, expectations, and community. “A tough smart dazzling debut by a tough smart dazzling writer. Ivelisse Rodriguez is a revelation.” —Junot Díaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of This Is How You Lose Her “[An] exceptional collection of short stories . . . Filled with memorable characters and sharp writing, this book will leave you breathless.” —Bustle “Rodriguez conceives exquisite misery and makes alchemy of hopelessness in her debut short story collection.” —Electric Literature “[A] perceptive exploration of love, heartbreak, and womanhood.” —The Seattle Review of Books “This reviewer kept returning to [these stories] for their freshness, urgency, and sheer heart.” —Library Journal “Throughout the collection, Rodriguez’s prose pulls you in, and her characters will stay with you even when the stories are only a few pages long.” —BUST “Both heartbreaking and insightful.” —Publishers Weekly “Stunning.” —MyDomaine

Undersong

Undersong
Author: Audre Lorde
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 206
Release: 1992
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0393309754

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Features poems that affirm the conflicts, fears, and hopes of the poet in words conveying vision and courage

Beyond the Pale

Beyond the Pale
Author: Elana Dykewomon
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2013-06-18
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781480434226

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Winner of the Lambda Literary Award: “A page-turner that brings to life turn-of-the-century New York’s Lower East Side.” —Library Journal Born in a Russian-Jewish settlement, Gutke Gurvich is a midwife who immigrates to New York’s Lower East Side with her partner, a woman passing as a man. Their story crosses with that of Chava Meyer, a girl who was attended by Gutke at her birth and was later orphaned during the Kishinev pogrom of 1903. Chava has come to America with the family of her cousin Rose, and the two girls begin working at fourteen. As they live through the oppression and tragedies of their time, Chava and Rose grow to become lovers—and search for a community they can truly call their own. Set in Russia and New York during the early twentieth century and touching on the hallmarks of the Progressive Era—the Women’s Trade Union League, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911, anarchist and socialist movements, women’s suffrage, anti-Semitism—Elana Dykewomon’s Beyond the Pale is a richly detailed and moving story, offering a glimpse into a world that is often overlooked. “A wonderful novel.” —Sarah Waters

Drowning in Fire

Drowning in Fire
Author: Craig S. Womack
Publsiher: University of Arizona Press
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2001
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0816521689

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Josh Henneha has always been a traveler, drowning in dreams, burning with desires. As a young boy growing up within the Muskogee Creek Nation in rural Oklahoma, Josh experiences a yearning for something he cannot tame. Quiet and skinny and shy, he feels out of place, at once inflamed and ashamed by his attraction to other boys. Driven by a need to understand himself and his history, Josh struggles to reconcile the conflicting voices he hearsÑfrom the messages of sin and scorn of the non-Indian Christian churches his parents attend in order to assimilate, to the powerful stories of his older Creek relatives, which have been the center of his upbringing, memory, and ongoing experience. In his fevered and passionate dreams, Josh catches a glimpse of something that makes the Muskogee Creek world come alive. Lifted by his great-aunt LucilleÕs tales of her own wild girlhood, Josh learns to fly back through time, to relive his peopleÕs history, and uncover a hidden legacy of triumphs and betrayals, ceremonies and secrets he can forge into a new sense of himself. When as a man, Josh rediscovers the boyhood friend who first stirred his desires, he realizes a transcendent love that helps take him even deeper into the Creek world he has explored all along in his imagination. Interweaving past and present, history and story, explicit realism and dreamlike visions, Craig WomackÕs Drowning in Fire explores a young manÕs journey to understand his cultural and sexual identity within a framework drawn from the community of his origins. A groundbreaking and provocative coming-of-age story, Drowning in Fire is a vividly realized novel by an impressive literary talent.