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Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches

Audre Lorde

4.25 out of 5

3 reviews

Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication date: 25 Feb 2020
ISBN: 9780143134442
4 stars out of 5
8 Jun 2020

"shows us (depressingly) how things are still very much the same"

Audre Lorde famously wrote: “Revolution is not a one-time event.” In order to understand what we are seeing on the news and experiencing in our lives, it’s important to understand how history has shaped this moment. Reaching back to books published by black thinkers and feminists decades ago shows us (depressingly) how things are still very much the same, but also (empoweringly) gives us language and context for understanding what we are seeing now – and therefore the ability to disrupt tactics of oppression that still operate today.

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5 stars out of 5
Arielle Tchiprout
3 Jun 2020

"compelling take on what it means to be a Black lesbian woman"

legendary writer, civil rights activists and feminist, Audre Lorde, lays out her compelling take on what it means to be a Black lesbian woman, in a classic work of intersectional feminism. Lorde draws on her own experience of oppression, from racism to sexism and classism, to highlight the issues of her time. Her work is still just as vital today for those who want to learn from her in order to fight for change.

4 stars out of 5
Lizz Schumer
3 Jun 2020

"it's never been more timely"

If you haven't read Black lesbian icon Audre Lorde, start here. In a series of 15 searing essays and speeches, Lorde takes aim at sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class in language that will have you highlighting every other line. Originally published over 30 years ago, it's never been more timely.