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Written by Audre LordeAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Audre Lorde
Foreword by Cheryl ClarkeAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Cheryl Clarke

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
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  • Publisher: Crossing Press
  • On Sale: August 1, 2007
  • Price: $16.99
  • ISBN: 978-1-58091-186-3 (1-58091-186-2)
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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. These landmark writings are, in Lorde's own words, a call to “never close our eyes to the terror, to the chaos which is Black which is creative which is female which is dark which is rejected which is messy which is. . . .”