Sister Outsider
Sister Outsider
Essays & Speeches
Foreword by Cheryl Clarke

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. 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. . . ."

Title Sister Outsider
Subtitle Essays & Speeches
Author Audre Lorde
Foreword by Cheryl Clarke
Publisher Crossing Press
Title First Published 28 August 2007
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 192 p.
ISBN-10 1580911862
ISBN-13 9781580911863
Publication Date 28 August 2007
Main content page count 192
Weight 16 oz.

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