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This year marks the 90th birthday of Audre Lorde, a Black lesbian, writer, warrior poet, and unapologetic feminist who taught us the power of speaking out, and living authentically. Her words were not just poetry; they were declarations, a rallying cry for justice, equality, and the right to be heard.
This is more than a birthday celebration. It's a reclamation of space, an assertion of identity, and a testament to the enduring power of Audre Lorde's work. Her words are our armor and our guide.
In honor of Audre Lorde, we are gathering voices from our community with this Readathon. Your voice is crucial, and we welcome you into the space at Charis Books & More. Please fill out this reader's form: https://forms.gle/BhGDeFMAYJs8wtTc8 and unite in a chorus of resistance and celebration.
Sunday, February 18, 2024, from 1-5 pm at Charis Books & More, located at 184 S. Candler Street, Decatur, GA 30030 Sponsored by ZAMI NOBLA in partnership with Charis Books & More, and the Counter Narrative Project.
If you need a copy of a book by or about Audre Lorde ORDER HERE and 10% of your purchase will benefit ZAMI NOBLA.
Pre-Order Survival Is a Promise: The Eternal Life of Audre Lorde by Alexis Pauline Gumbs (Publication Date: August 20th, 2024)
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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
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Moving between journal entry, memoir, and exposition, Audre Lorde fuses the personal and political as she reflects on her experience coping with breast cancer and a radical mastectomy.
A Penguin Classic
2019 Over the Rainbow Booklist Selection for Nonfiction.
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"Lorde's words -- on race, cancer, intersectionality, parenthood, injustice -- burn with relevance 25 years after her death." -- O, The Oprah Magazine
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Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. African & African American Studies. Women's Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. Edited by Mayra Rodr guez Castro. Preface by Dagmar Schultz. AUDRE LORDE: DREAM OF EUROPE elucidates Lorde's methodology as a poet, mentor, and activist during the last decade of her life.
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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.
Audre Lorde was not only a famous poet; she was also one of the most important radical black feminists of the past century.
A complete collection—over 300 poems—from one of this country's most influential poets.
The Black Unicorn is a collection of poems by a woman who, Adrienne Rich writes, "for the complexity of her vision, for her moral courage and the catalytic passion of her language, has already become, for many, an indispensable poet."
Of Coal, the poet and critic Hayden Carruth said, "For us these words indeed are jewels in the open light."
"Undersong is a remarkable poetic document...."--Adrienne Rich
In this collection, Audre Lorde gives us poems that explore "differences as creative tensions, and the melding of past strength / pain with future hope / fear; the present being the vital catalyst, the motivating force—activism."
“This volume resonates with some of the finest poems Audre Lorde ever wrote: sinewy, lyrical, celebratory even in the face of death, and always political in the best sense. Now the poet is gone—but the work lives, and sings.” —Robin Morgan
“Here are the words of some of the women I have been, am being still, will come to be,” writes Audre Lorde of this volume, in which she brings together many of the most important poems she has written over the past thirty years.
Audre Lorde (1934-1992), the author of eleven books of poetry, described herself as a "Black feminist lesbian poet warrior mother," but she added that this phrase was inadequate in capturing her full identity. The interviews in this collection portray the many additional sides of the Harlem-born author and activist.
Winner of the 2005 Lambda Literary Award, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award: the first and "essential" (Choice) biography of the author, poet, and American icon of womanhood, black arts, and survival.
A bold, innovative biography that offers a new understanding of the life, work, and enduring impact of Audre Lorde.