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“ZAMI is a fast-moving chronicle. From the author’s vivid childhood memories in Harlem to her coming of age in the late 1950s, the nature of Audre Lorde’s work is cyclical. It especially relates the linkage of women who have shaped her . . . Lorde brings into play her craft of lush description and characterization. It keeps unfolding page after page.”—Off Our Backs

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A writer, activist, and mother of two, Audre Lorde grew up in 1930s Harlem. She earned a master’s degree in library science from Columbia University, received a National Endowment for the Arts grant for poetry, and was New York State’s Poet Laureate from 1991 to 1993. She is the author of twelve books, including ZAMI and THE BLACK UNICORN. Lorde died of cancer at the age of fifty-eight in 1992.

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frump.burger, March 14, 2010 (view all comments by frump.burger)
A poetic narrative, a brilliantly written "biomythography" that traces the author's coming of age as an artist, woman, woman of color and lesbian in the 1950s. Some of the political stuff is heavy handed, and there was a sexual passage near the end that I just couldn't handle (really, it was too much for me--and not in a good way), but overall the book is more than the story of one women and the women--family, friends, lovers--who shaped her. It's about being different, about finding oneself, and, in a way, about growth.
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ISBN:
9780895941220
Subtitle:
A Biomythography
Author:
Lorde, Audre
Author:
Lorde, Geraldine Audre
Author:
Audre Geraldine Lorde
Publisher:
Crossing Press
Location:
Freedom, CA
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General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Anthologies
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Lesbian Studies
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Lesbians
Subject:
Specific Groups - Lesbians
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Autobiographical fiction
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Feminist fiction
Subject:
Lesbians -- Fiction.
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Women
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Crossing Press Feminist Series
Series Volume:
no. 54
Publication Date:
19820101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
9.12x6.18x.56 in. .81 lbs.

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