A Burst Of Light And Other Essays
  • A Burst Of Light And Other Essays
  • A Burst Of Light And Other Essays
ISBN: 0486818993
EAN13: 9780486818993
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 13, 2017
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 1" H x 9" L x 6" W
Weight: 0.63 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

Lorde's words -- on race, cancer, intersectionality, parenthood, injustice -- burn with relevance 25 years after her death. -- O, The Oprah 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.

You don't read Audre Lorde, you feel her. -- Essence

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