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Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (Crossing Press Feminist Series) Paperback – August 1, 2007
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No New Age-isms, no agendas...just common-sense reactions to everyday experiences told in a way that not only everyone can understand, but in a way everyone SHOULD understand.
Lorde writes from her perspective as a Black woman, a lesbian, a feminist, a poet, a mother, a teacher, and a cultural activist. Her voice is forthright and unsparing in moral outrage, yet filled with hope and poetic beauty. One of the core themes unifying this collection is her incisive analysis of the interlocking, overlapping axes of difference, privilege, abuse, and resistance. As she deconstructs such phenomena as homophobia, racism, and sexism, Lorde is both intellectually ambitious and down-to-earth; in her arguments with academic figures, she never forgets the real impact of discrimination and violence upon those who live outside the relatively privileged worlds of academia.
Each piece in "Sister Outsider" makes a unique contribution to the overall impact of the book. "Notes from a Trip to Russia" is a fascinating historical document from the Cold War era. "Poetry Is Not a Luxury" serves as an important part of Lorde's artistic manifesto. "An Open Letter to Mary Daly" offers an illuminating glimpse into some of the tensions within the feminist movement of the 1970s. And "Grenada Revisited" is a powerful counterpoint to the Reaganite view of a military action in the Caribbean.Read more ›
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Lorde is a be-all-end-all intellectual. Her insights are invaluable, and her language is potent and necessary.Published 8 days ago by wtji
This made a perfect gift for my girlfriend. Beautiful and powerful poetry.Published 23 days ago by Ana Perez
Lorde is an excellent essayist. Her prose is powerful and personal, and contains a unique mixture of intellect and anger. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ryan Mease
Hugely influential book in my life. Deeply personal and powerful. I return to the essays frequently and always find they offer fresh insights and solace. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jo Ann Peitzmeier
Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde pushed me to think about equality from yet another angle. It's easy to think about equality from the point of view of one's own benefit, but when one... Read morePublished 5 months ago by T. L. Cooper