Sister Outsider Book
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Sister Outsider


  • Author : Audre Lorde
  • Publisher : Crossing Press
  • Release Date : 2012-01-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307809049

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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 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 . . . ”

The Selected Works of Audre Lorde Book
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The Selected Works of Audre Lorde


  • Author : Audre Lorde
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2020-09-08
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781324004622

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The Selected Works of Audre Lorde Excerpt :

A definitive selection of Audre Lorde’s "intelligent, fierce, powerful, sensual, provocative, indelible" (Roxane Gay) prose and poetry, for a new generation of readers. Self-described "black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet" Audre Lorde is an unforgettable voice in twentieth-century literature, and one of the first to center the experiences of black, queer women. This essential reader showcases her indelible contributions to intersectional feminism, queer theory, and critical race studies in twelve landmark essays and more than sixty poems—selected and introduced by one of our most powerful contemporary voices on race and gender, Roxane Gay. Among the essays included here are: "The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action" "The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House" "I Am Your Sister" Excerpts from the American Book Award–winning A Burst of Light The poems are drawn from Lorde’s nine volumes, including The Black Unicorn and National Book Award finalist From a Land Where Other People Live. Among them are: "Martha" "A Litany for Survival" "Sister Outsider" "Making Love to Concrete"

I Am Your Sister Book

I Am Your Sister


  • Author : Rudolph P. Byrd
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-04-21
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199887743

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I Am Your Sister Excerpt :

Audre Lorde was not only a famous poet; she was also one of the most important radical black feminists of the past century. Her writings and speeches grappled with an impressive broad list of topics, including sexuality, race, gender, class, disease, the arts, parenting, and resistance, and they have served as a transformative and important foundation for theorists and activists in considering questions of power and social justice. Lorde embraced difference, and at each turn she emphasized the importance of using it to build shared strength among marginalized communities. I Am Your Sister is a collection of Lorde's non-fiction prose, written between 1976 and 1990, and it introduces new perspectives on the depth and range of Lorde's intellectual interests and her commitments to progressive social change. Presented here, for the first time in print, is a major body of Lorde's speeches and essays, along with the complete text of A Burst of Light and Lorde's landmark prose works Sister Outsider and The Cancer Journals. Together, these writings reveal Lorde's commitment to a radical course of thought and action, situating her works within the women's, gay and lesbian, and African American Civil Rights movements. They also place her within a continuum of black feminists, from Sojourner Truth, to Anna Julia Cooper, Amy Jacques Garvey, Lorraine Hansberry, and Patricia Hill Collins. I Am Your Sister concludes with personal reflections from Alice Walker, Gloria Joseph, Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, and bell hooks on Lorde's political and social commitments and the indelibility of her writings for all who are committed to a more equitable society.

Uses of the Erotic Book

Uses of the Erotic


  • Author : Audre Lorde
  • Publisher : Crossing Press
  • Release Date : 1978
  • Genre: African American women
  • Pages : 16
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X000847083

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The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde Book
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The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde


  • Author : Audre Lorde
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2000-02-17
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393254402

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The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde Excerpt :

A complete collection—over 300 poems—from one of this country's most influential poets. "These are poems which blaze and pulse on the page."—Adrienne Rich "The first declaration of a black, lesbian feminist identity took place in these poems, and set the terms—beautifully, forcefully—for contemporary multicultural and pluralist debate."—Publishers Weekly "This is an amazing collection of poetry by . . . one of our best contemporary poets. . . . Her poems are powerful, often political, always lyrical and profoundly moving."—Chuckanut Reader Magazine "What a deep pleasure to encounter Audre Lorde's most potent genius . . . you will welcome the sheer accessibility and the force and beauty of this volume."—Out Magazine

Black Feminist Criticism Book

Black Feminist Criticism


  • Author : Barbara Christian
  • Publisher : Pergamon
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Genre: African American women
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39076001542237

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Black Feminist Criticism Excerpt :

A collection of critical essays on African-American women writers.

The Outsiders Book
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The Outsiders


  • Author : S. E. Hinton
  • Publisher : Pearson UK
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Families
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN 10 : 9781292310565

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The Outsiders Excerpt :

The struggle of three brothers to stay together after their parent's death and their quest for identity among the conflicting values of their adolescent society.

The Master s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master s House Book
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The Master s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master s House


  • Author : Audre Lorde
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2018-05-31
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241339732

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The Master s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master s House Excerpt :

From the self-described 'black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet', these soaring, urgent essays on the power of women, poetry and anger are filled with darkness and light. Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New York's underground scene to the farthest reaches of outer space.

Early Buddhist Discourses Book

Early Buddhist Discourses


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release Date : 2006-03-15
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9781603840026

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Twenty discourses from the Pali Canon--including those most essential to the study and teaching of early Buddhism--are provided in fresh translations, accompanied by introductions that highlight the main themes and set the ideas presented in the context of wider philosophical and religious issues. Taken together, these fascinating works give an account of Buddhist teachings directly from the earliest primary sources. In his General Introduction, John J. Holder discusses the structure and language of the Pali Canon--its importance within the Buddhist tradition and the historical context in which it developed--and gives an overview of the basic doctrines of early Buddhism.

Critical Disability Theory Book

Critical Disability Theory


  • Author : Dianne Pothier
  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Release Date : 2011-11-01
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780774841566

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Despite the widespread belief that Canada is a country of liberty, equality, and inclusiveness, many persons with disabilities experience social exclusion and marginalization. In this book, twenty-four scholars from a variety of disciplines contend that achieving equality for the disabled is not fundamentally a question of medicine or health, nor is it an issue of sensitivity or compassion. Rather, it is a question of politics, and of power and powerlessness. This book argues that we need a new understanding of participatory citizenship that encompasses the disabled, new policies to respond to their needs, and a new vision of their entitlements.

The Relatives Book
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The Relatives


  • Author : Camilla Gibb
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2021-03-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385678100

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From the renowned author of Sweetness in the Belly, The Beauty of Humanity Movement and This Is Happy, comes a bold, urgent and richly imagined novel about what it means to be a family in our modern world. Lila is on a long, painful journey toward motherhood. Tess and Emily are reeling after their ugly separation and fighting over ownership of the embryos that were supposed to grow their family together. And thousands of miles away, the unknown man who served as anonymous donor to them all is being held in captivity in Somalia. While his life remains in precarious balance, his genetic material is a source of both creation and conflict. What does it mean to be a family in our rapidly shifting world? What are our responsibilities to each other with increasing options for how to create a family? As these characters grapple with life-altering changes, they will find themselves interconnected in ways they cannot have imagined, and forced to redefine what family means to them.

The First Cities Book

The First Cities


  • Author : Audre Lorde
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1968
  • Genre: African American women
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015005284420

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Penguin Vitae Set Book

Penguin Vitae Set


  • Author : Various
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release Date : 2020-02-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524705800

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A beautiful boxed set of the inaugural five Penguin Vitae titles WINNER OF AIGA 50 BOOKS 50 COVERS OF 2020 Penguin Classics launches a new hardcover series with five American classics that are relevant and timeless in their power, and part of a dynamic and diverse landscape of classic fiction and nonfiction from almost seventy-five years of classics publishing. Penguin Vitae provides readers with beautifully designed classics that have shaped the course of their lives, and welcomes new readers to discover these literary gifts of personal inspiration, intellectual engagement, and creative originality. This boxed set contains the inaugural five titles in the series: The Awakening and Selected Stories by Kate Chopin, Before Night Falls by Reinaldo Arenas, Passing by Nella Larsen, Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde, and The Yellow Wall-Paper and Selected Writings by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

A Burst of Light Book

A Burst of Light


  • Author : Audre Lorde
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Release Date : 2017-09-13
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486818993

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A Burst of Light Excerpt :

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

Care Of Book

Care Of


  • Author : Ivan Coyote
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2021-06-08
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771051739

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Care Of Excerpt :

Beloved storyteller Ivan Coyote returns with their most intimate and moving book yet. Writer and performer Ivan Coyote has spent decades on the road, telling stories around the world. For years, Ivan has kept a file of the most special communications received from readers and audience members—letters, Facebook messages, emails, soggy handwritten notes tucked under the windshield wiper of their truck after a gig. Then came Spring, 2020, and, like artists everywhere, Coyote was grounded by the pandemic, all their planned events cancelled. The energy of a live audience, a performer’s lifeblood, was suddenly gone. But with this loss came an opportunity for a different kind of connection. Those letters that had long piled up could finally begin to be answered. Care Of combines the most powerful of these letters with Ivan’s responses, creating a body of correspondence of startling intimacy, breathtaking beauty, and heartbreaking honesty and openness. Taken together, they become an affirming and joyous reflection on many of the themes central to Coyote’s celebrated work—compassion and empathy, family fragility, non-binary and Trans identity, and the unending beauty of simply being alive, a giant love letter to the idea of human connection, and the power of truly listening to each other.