I dog-eared my way through this entire book. Audre Lorde tells her story of what it was like to be a lonely black lesbian woman coming to adulthood in early 1950s NYC. She writes with raw, poetic, political, and heartbreaking detail and never holds back. I recommend her work to every person who has ever used "feminist" when describing themselves.
Recommended By Andy A., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
"Zami is a fast-moving chronicle. From the authors vivid childhood memories in Harlem to her coming of age in the late 1950s, the nature of Audre Lordes 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.