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A great American theorist of race, sexuality, gender, living, and dying, poet and activist Audre Lorde (1934–1992) created a body of work that was ahead of its time in its embrace of intersectionality. Her debut poetry collection, 1973's From a Land Where Other People Live, was nominated for the National Book Award and she was named New York State's Poet Laureate and received the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement. Other notable works include The Cancer Journals, her novel Zami, and the collection Sister Outsider. A member of the Black Arts Movement and a prominent advocate of the Afro-German identity during her years studying in Berlin, Lorde's writings have become increasingly influential since her death in 1992 of liver cancer.From Publishers Weekly:
In 1984, feminist poet Lorde learned that her breast cancer had metastasized to the liver. The moving title section comprises a series of journal excerpts that both frighten and inspire: choosing not to have a biopsy, she instead treats the disease with a stay at the homeopathic Lukas Klinik in Switzerland, consultations with more traditional medical specialists and alternatives like self-hypnosis. Her lifelong battle against racism, sexism and homophobia has armed her with the resilience to resist cancer, and thus "A Burst of Light" becomes not only a chronicle of Lorde's fight against disease, but a view of one woman's sparring with injustice, whether the oppressors are the South African police, the American government or malignant cells within her own body. Although it rings out with passion, anger and hope, the lengthy title piece is sometimes rambling and repetitive. In refreshing contrast, three outstanding essays on black lesbianism, the parallels between South Africa and the United States, and lesbian parenting are politically specific and pithy.
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Book Description Women's Press of Canada, 1992. Soft cover. Condition: Good+. A little reading wear. Otherwise a square, tight, unmarked book. 134 pp. Seller Inventory # 045447
Book Description Women's Press of Canada, 1992. Soft cover. Condition: Good. Former library copy with spine label, stamps on inside of front and back cover, and library card and pocket inside back cover; note, in red ink, inside front cover: "Donated by Women's Press June/93"; first two leaves (fly-title and title page) cut. Contents - Sadomasochism: Not About Condemnation; I Am Your Sister: Black Women Organizing Across Sexualities; Apartheid U.S.A.; Turning The Beat Around: Lesbian Parenting 1986; A Burst Of Light: Living With Cancer. Language: eng Language: eng. Seller Inventory # 18031902
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