Sister Outsider: Essays And Speeches
ISBN: 1580911862
EAN13: 9781580911863
Language: English
Release Date: Aug 1, 2007
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 0.5" H x 8.9" L x 6" W
Weight: 0.45 lbs.
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   An Amazing Book
As a Black female living in America, I could relate to a lot of what she said and she raised a lot of important points, he said. She made me think. It's great to read a book like this. However, I must admit that there were a few parts of the book that I had trouble reading and I need to read it again. The Lord gave me the courage to read her poems, and I am thrilled to be reading them. Definitely recommend.
   Jaw-Dropping Insights and Relections on the Sad State of Empathy in America
In "Sister Outsider," Lorde tells the story of her life as a person of color, a lesbian, a cancer survivor, a mother, and a feminist. The collection includes 15 works by 16th century masters of the English language, including DH Lawrence, John Milton, John Stuart, and William Penn. In Living With Our Neighbors, Lorde writes of her personal challenges dealing with intersectional identities, delivering jaw-dropping insights and staggering reflections on the sad state of empathy, respect, and love for our neighbors in America. I'll return to it for reminders on how to be a more empathetic human and a proactive ally to those whom we label "outsiders."
   If you haven't read Audre Lorde, then you just haven't read!
What a voice this woman had, McCartney said. Jackson said that when she was 15, she was 50 years ahead of her time. I enjoy all of her work and cannot recommend her highly enough.
   Amazing book; I got a different (better) cover
I was surprised and pleased that this book came with a different cover than the green one with the line drawn, said Ms. Caramore. The content, I believe, was also a slap in the face. I have read very little feminist thought and this was a wake-up call that I need to educate myself more on that front, he said. I've loved Lorde's writing style, her astute observations and I plan to read more from her in the future.
   I am not here to teach you what is right. Audre Lorde
Badrinath Lorde was a fierce feminist poet. Though she is not a minority, Ms. Kennedy is a force to reckon with. In her last years, she leaves behind a legacy of priceless but valuable lessons in writing and poetry. In her fight against ageism, she spoke of the anguish of losing a child, of losing a husband and of standing up to homophobia, social differences and classism. She left us hopeful that we can achieve what she and others fought and even died for, Raymond said. That night we were told, "We are your keeper."
   Stick to your ribs writing
She wrote about the things we rarely talk about, but should. We try to smother things with fake smiles and conversation of void substance, he said. I applaud her bravery because she has paved the way for other women in her shoes to write about what they fear and what makes them angry, Raymond said. Her words reverberate and you nudge out of your comfort zone. A great book, great introduction.
   Strong, passionate writing
This collection of prose by Audre Lorde is well worth reading, though it is dated in a literal sense. The pieces date back to the 1970s and 1980s or earlier and refer to specific events and conditions of those times. But what's fresh and disappointing about her work is how little has changed, she said. I am glad I read this but wish the rage she articulates didn't resonate so strongly decades later.
   5 A work I'm glad to have read in its entirety
4.5 The book is a pleasure to have read in its entirety, after only having read selected essays. His book, The Uses of Anger, Uses of the Erotic, will stay with me for a long time. Sad to see how many of these issues, especially regarding the relationship between white women and black women, have seemingly not progressed one bit.
   Great woman
He added that the performance was "a revelation and a tragedy." Her writing is fresh, her language is incomparable, and her ideas helpful and full of light. A tragedy because so little has changed since late 1970s-early 1980s for women, for people of color, for the 99-ers, in the school to prison pipeline, in the patterns of privilege, in the violence, in the racism and misogyny. She was, truly, as great and passionate a critic of James Baldwin as I've ever seen, and I hope that she gets the audience, too, albeit unwittingly.