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Your Silence Will Not Protect You by Audre Lorde

Your Silence Will Not Protect You by Audre Lorde

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With a preface by Reni Eddo-Lodge and an introduction by Sara Ahmed, bringing together Audre Lorde's prose and poetry for the first time...

 

Audre Lorde (1934-92) described herself as ‘Black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet’. Born in New York, she had her first poem published while still at school and her last the year she died of cancer. Her extraordinary belief in the power of language – of speaking – to articulate selfhood, confront injustice and bring about change in the world remains as transformative today as it was then, and no less urgent. This edition brings Lorde’s essential poetry, speeches and essays, including ‘The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House’, together in one volume for the first time.

 

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‘For the complexity of her vision, for her moral courage and the catalytic passion of her language, [Lorde] has already become, for many, an indispensable poet.’ - Adrienne Rich

 

‘What I love about Audre Lorde is her political and emotional honesty, her passion for living life as herself, her understanding of what a privilege and joy this is. I love her patience, as she taught generations (by now) of women and men the sweet if dangerous fun of self-love.’ - Alice Walker

 

'[With] the constant demand Lorde makes in her work that silences be broken, that we claim our power to make ourselves visible, we have both a theory that conceptualizes our power to set ourselves and our words free, Lorde challenges us to not be trapped by fear.' - bell hooks

 

‘[Lorde’s] works will be important to those truly interested in growing up sensitive, intelligent, and aware.’ - New York Times

  • Details

    Imprint: Silver Press

    Publication Date: 02 October 2017

    ISBN: 9780995716223

    Pages: 220

    Type: Paperback

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