Essays and Speeches
Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature. 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.
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One of the (oh so many) charms about Central Library is the depth and breadth of our collection - we have far more books than we are able to share on the shelving in our public rooms, and many of our older books are stored in the "Stacks," out of public view. For the most part, the books in the nonfiction Stacks are classified in the same manner as the books in the rooms, using the Dewey… (more)