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The Resource A burst of light : and other essays, Audre Lorde ; foreword by Sonia Sanchez

A burst of light : and other essays, Audre Lorde ; foreword by Sonia Sanchez

Label
A burst of light : and other essays
Title
A burst of light
Title remainder
and other essays
Statement of responsibility
Audre Lorde ; foreword by Sonia Sanchez
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • ""The self-described black feminist lesbian mother poet used a mixture of prose, theory, poetry, and experience to interrogate oppressions and uplift marginalized communities. She was one of the first black feminists to target heteronormativity, and to encourage black feminists to expand their understanding of erotic pleasure. She amplified anti-oppression, even as breast cancer ravaged her ailing body."--Evette Dionne, Bustle Magazine Winner of the 1988 Before Columbus Foundation National Book Award, this path-breaking collection of essays is a clarion call to build communities that nurture our spirit. Lorde announces the need for a radical politics of intersectionality while struggling to maintain her own faith as she wages a battle against liver cancer. From reflections on her struggle with the disease to thoughts on lesbian sexuality and African-American identity in a straight white man's world, Lorde's voice remains enduringly relevant in today's political landscape. Those who practice and encourage social justice activism frequently quote her exhortation, "Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare." In addition to the journal entries of "A Burst of Light: Living with Cancer," this edition includes an interview, "Sadomasochism: Not About Condemnation," and three essays, "I Am Your Sister: Black Women Organizing Across Sexualities," "Apartheid U.S.A.," and "Turning the Beat Around: Lesbian Parenting 1986," as well as a new Foreword by Sonia Sanchez. "When I don't know what to do, I turn to the Lorde."--Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Bitch Media"--
  • "Moving, incisive, and enduringly relevant writings by the African-American poet and feminist include her thoughts on the radical implications of self-love, living with cancer as well as essays on racism, lesbian culture, and political activism"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lorde, Audre
Dewey number
814/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3562.O75
LC item number
Z463 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lorde, Audre
  • Poets, American
  • Breast
  • African American lesbians
  • Feminists
  • African American poets
Label
A burst of light : and other essays, Audre Lorde ; foreword by Sonia Sanchez
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "First published in Family Pictures, Broadside Press, in 1970."
  • Originally published: Ithaca, N.Y. : Firebrand Books, ©1988
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sadomasochism: not about condemnation -- I am your sister: Black women organizing across sexualities -- Apartheid U.S.A. -- Turning the beat around: lesbian parenting 1986 -- A burst of light: living with cancer
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Ixia Press edition.
Extent
ix, 133 pages
Isbn
9780486818993
Lccn
2017021159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 14533006
  • 99973721908
System control number
  • ocn988760525
  • (OCoLC)988760525
  • 1001454
Label
A burst of light : and other essays, Audre Lorde ; foreword by Sonia Sanchez
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "First published in Family Pictures, Broadside Press, in 1970."
  • Originally published: Ithaca, N.Y. : Firebrand Books, ©1988
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sadomasochism: not about condemnation -- I am your sister: Black women organizing across sexualities -- Apartheid U.S.A. -- Turning the beat around: lesbian parenting 1986 -- A burst of light: living with cancer
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Ixia Press edition.
Extent
ix, 133 pages
Isbn
9780486818993
Lccn
2017021159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 14533006
  • 99973721908
System control number
  • ocn988760525
  • (OCoLC)988760525
  • 1001454

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