Wintersalen Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | September 18, 2014

    Lin Enger: IMG Knowing vs. Knowing



    On a hot July evening years ago, my Toyota Tercel overheated on a flat stretch of highway north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A steam geyser shot up from... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$7.95
List price: $16.99
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
3 Local Warehouse Poetry- A to Z

Zami: A New Spelling of My Name

by

Zami: A New Spelling of My Name Cover

ISBN13: 9780895941220
ISBN10: 0895941228
Condition: Standard
All Product Details

Only 3 left in stock at $7.95!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

“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

About the Author

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.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

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.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(1 of 1 readers found this comment helpful)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780895941220
Author:
Lorde, Audre
Publisher:
Crossing Press
Author:
Lorde, Geraldine Audre
Author:
Audre Geraldine Lorde
Location:
Freedom, CA
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Anthologies
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Lesbian Studies
Subject:
Lesbians
Subject:
Specific Groups - Lesbians
Subject:
Autobiographical fiction
Subject:
Feminist fiction
Subject:
Lesbians -- Fiction.
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Women
Subject:
memoir;autobiography;feminism;fiction;lesbian;queer;women;biography;race;african american;biomythography;feminist;women s studies;non-fiction;poetry;gender;coming of age;literature;black;sexuality;lesbianism;homosexuality;lesbians;gay;audre lorde;novel;ne
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Crossing Press Feminist Series
Series Volume:
no. 54
Publication Date:
19820131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
9.12x6.18x.56 in. .81 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Written by Herself: Volume I:... Used Trade Paper $3.50
  2. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
    Used Trade Paper $4.95
  3. Lucy Used Trade Paper $4.50
  4. Rubyfruit Jungle
    Used Mass Market $4.50
  5. Listen Up: Voices from the Next... Used Trade Paper $5.95
  6. Bastard Out of Carolina Used Trade Paper $4.50

Related Subjects

» BLOCKED
» Biography » Women
» Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » A to Z
» Gay and Lesbian » Fiction and Poetry » General
» Gay and Lesbian » Fiction and Poetry » Lesbian Fiction
» Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General
» Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » General Medicine
» History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
» History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » General
» History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
» History and Social Science » Politics » General
» Metaphysics » General

Zami: A New Spelling of My Name Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$7.95 In Stock
Product details 264 pages Crossing Press - English 9780895941220 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.