Full text of “Audre LORDE Zami A New Spelling Of My Name. ZAMI SISTER OUTSIDER UNDERSONG AU DR H LORDE ZAMI SISTER OUTSIDER UNDERS . This is Audre Lorde’s story. It is a rapturous, life-affirming tale of independence, love, work, strength, sexuality and change, rich with poetry and. Complete summary of Audre Lorde’s Zami. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Zami.

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Her mother and my mother share a lot in common, and finishing this story is giving me a restlessness that I had tucked away for a while.

Nov 01, Aydre Scarpa rated it it was ok. Sometimes I found the descriptions of everything around her beautiful, sometimes tedious.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Her thick, rich, textured detail brought time and place alive, and I was there in the room with her, from New York to Mexico, and back again.

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It will make your heart sing. Lorde’s poetry was published very regularly during the s — in Langston Hughes’ New Negro Poets, USA; in several foreign anthologies; and in black literary magazines.

Lorde tells all the secrets I was too afraid to tell in language more eloquent than my dreams. She’s been prized for her “sensuality” in zmai but this is no chicklit – her account of the lesbian bar scene in ‘s America will logde anyone interested in these forgotten pockets of culture.


Zami: A New Spelling of My Name

I don’t think her perspective is as unique as sh I clearly stand alone in thinking this, and that’s fine, but parts of this book were torture for me to get through.

Mar 28, PhebeAnn rated it it was amazing. This reads like a wonderful novel, engaging, enthralling, and compelling. Her clear love of life and humanity and her hope for the future shines through in her prose. So good so good so good!!! Women of Color Press, the first U. Her parents and other adults, especially her mother, discipline her harshly for insolence.

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This manifestation of legal racism was soon to be swept away, thanks to pressure of black activism. And if Audre Lorde doesn’t fit along those lines, I don’t know who else could. So vivid are the players and the imagery in this book that whole scenes came back to me auudre though I’d only been gone a year or so.

I’ve always felt a real affinity for the poetry of Lorde’s writing, audde somehow this was the only book of hers I could find at the library. I love this book so much. I think about the discomfort of the white server who told them she ‘couldn’t’ serve them.

Dec 23, El rated it it was amazing Shelves: Aug 25, Stephanie Spines rated it it was amazing Shelves: Read a little Lourde in my university days but it has definitely spurred me to want to read more. It is learning how to stand alone, unpopular and sometimes reviled, and wudre to make common cause with those others identified as outside the structures in order to define and seek a world in which we can all flourish.


Especially in the latter half of the book, wherein Lorde invents different ways to say she loves a cavalcade of women who, by the end, I truly couldn’t tell apart.

Audre Lorde’s beatiful autobiography of her child- and early-adulthood. Aug 28, Zanna rated it it was amazing Shelves: Articles needing zaml references from September All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles to be expanded from June All articles to be expanded Articles using small message boxes.

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Toxic materials are everywhere. Following her father’s death, she returns to NYC and starts a relationship with Bea, whose heart she ends up breaking when she decides to move to Mexico to get away from McCarthyism.

Lorde was State Poet of New York from to To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I love this book. Lorde does not speak until age 4, when she declares that she wants to read, and promptly follows through on this desire.

It’s not so much that this “biomythography” punches, but it builds the heat up in your body as you read, which gives you the kind of energy necessary to do something because you could die your death on Calvary, but you ain’t gonna die no more!