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Zami: A New Spelling of My Name: A Biomythography (Paperback)

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"Every woman I have ever loved has left her print upon me." -- Audre Lorde

In the autobiographical Zami, Lorde explores her childhood in Harlem and her coming of age in the 1950s and beyond. With tenderness and wit and language as beautiful as dreams, Lorde reveals her fascinating life with insights into her multifaceted identity: Black, woman, lesbian, poet. Her astute observations and uncompromising challenges to the ideals of beauty and sexuality are as relevant as ever. Lorde's poetry and essays have inspired many people, and it is easy to see why! 

— Shane


“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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780895941220
ISBN-10: 0895941228
Publisher: Crossing Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 1982
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: Crossing Press Feminist (Paperback)
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