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Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches

Written by Audre Lorde

Narrated by Robin Eller


Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches

Written by Audre Lorde

Narrated by Robin Eller

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4.5/5 (128 ratings)
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7 hours
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Released:
Apr 26, 2016
ISBN:
9781515975434
Format:
Audiobook

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Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature. In this charged collection of fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class, and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action and change. Her prose is incisive, unflinching, and lyrical, reflecting struggle but ultimately offering messages of hope. This commemorative edition includes a new foreword by Lorde scholar and poet Cheryl Clarke, who celebrates the ways in which Lorde's philosophies resonate more than twenty years after they were first published.

Publisher:
Released:
Apr 26, 2016
ISBN:
9781515975434
Format:
Audiobook

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  • "Sister Outsider" takes a hard look at intersectional feminism through the essays and speeches of leading feminist and civil rights activist Audre Lorde.

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  • (5/5)
    This is a fantastic and thoughtful book. Audre Lorde was a truly gifted writer and thought leader. I will say that the audiobook version may not do it justice, but whether you read it or listen to it, Sister Outsider is well worth your time.
  • (5/5)
    I can’t recommend this book enough! Lorde is powerful, insightful, and inspiring. Her beautiful words will touch your heart and open you mind.
  • (5/5)
    Powerful, brilliant Audre Lorde speaks her truth- as a black woman in America, as a mother, as a lesbian, as a feminist and as an educator. This collection is expansive-contains speeches, letters, articles. It is filled with profound wisdom and I am grateful it is on Scribd.
  • (4/5)
    This is a very compelling writing style and it covers very impactful topics, it not just the theme but the way it was expressed.
    We have feminism, social justice, or making the world a better place, it urges women to stop hating on one another, to stop helping oppression in any way; be it from Females on black females, black females on lesbians, be it from heterosexuals looking down on homosexuals, be it form people of color or Latinos or anyone being discriminated against by their race, by their beliefs. Stop participating in the vicious cycle how can you call your self a defender of rights and yet there are those who you still look down upon or simply do not get rid of stereotypes!
    The most dangerous belief is when you start to ostracize another group, stop! Being feminist does not mean to hate men, it means to be on equal grounds, it means that you do not approve of oppression to them or any other group because of their nationality, race, social status, people with different beliefs than you in any way.

    It does touch different topics and this is just a compilation it would have been amazing to have a more cohesive path from one of the works to another, but it was still very interesting, as this is a mix of essays and some made in a different point of the author's life, they have different styles between one to the next. But that is something you get used to after a few minutes, though it doe shape each time that one piece is done and the next begins.
  • (5/5)
    This book should be included on all reading lists! I am glad I was able to find my way to Lorde but I wish I was introduced to her work earlier. This should be taught at high schools.
  • (4/5)
    Interesting inside on black lesbian life.