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A burst of light : and other essays

Author: Audre Lorde; Sonia Sanchez
Publisher: Mineola, New York : Ixia Press, an imprint of Dover Publications, Inc., 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : Ixia Press editionView all editions and formats
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""The self-described black feminist lesbian mother poet used a mixture of prose, theory, poetry, and experience to interrogate oppressions and uplift marginalized communities. She was one of the first black feminists to target heteronormativity, and to encourage black feminists to expand their understanding of erotic pleasure. She amplified anti-oppression, even as breast cancer ravaged her ailing body."--Evette
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lorde, Audre.
Burst of light.
Mineola, New York : Ixia Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017021159
(OCoLC)988760525
Named Person: Audre Lorde; Audre Lorde
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Audre Lorde; Sonia Sanchez
ISBN: 9780486824307 0486824306
OCLC Number: 995765387
Notes: "This Ixia Press edition, first published in 2017, is an unabridged republication of the work originally published by Firebrand Books, Ithaca, New York, in 1988. A Foreword by Sonia Sanchez has been specially prepared for this edition."--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 133 pages)
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.
Responsibility: Audre Lorde ; foreword by Sonia Sanchez.

Abstract:

""The self-described black feminist lesbian mother poet used a mixture of prose, theory, poetry, and experience to interrogate oppressions and uplift marginalized communities. She was one of the first black feminists to target heteronormativity, and to encourage black feminists to expand their understanding of erotic pleasure. She amplified anti-oppression, even as breast cancer ravaged her ailing body."--Evette Dionne, Bustle Magazine Winner of the 1988 Before Columbus Foundation National Book Award, this path-breaking collection of essays is a clarion call to build communities that nurture our spirit. Lorde announces the need for a radical politics of intersectionality while struggling to maintain her own faith as she wages a battle against liver cancer. From reflections on her struggle with the disease to thoughts on lesbian sexuality and African-American identity in a straight white man's world, Lorde's voice remains enduringly relevant in today's political landscape. Those who practice and encourage social justice activism frequently quote her exhortation, "Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare." In addition to the journal entries of "A Burst of Light: Living with Cancer," this edition includes an interview, "Sadomasochism: Not About Condemnation," and three essays, "I Am Your Sister: Black Women Organizing Across Sexualities," "Apartheid U.S.A.," and "Turning the Beat Around: Lesbian Parenting 1986," as well as a new Foreword by Sonia Sanchez. "When I don't know what to do, I turn to the Lorde."--Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Bitch Media"--

"Moving, incisive, and enduringly relevant writings by the African-American poet and feminist include her thoughts on the radical implications of self-love, living with cancer as well as essays on racism, lesbian culture, and political activism"--

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