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Audre Lorde's Transnational Legacies

Bolaki, Stella and Broeck, Sabine, eds. (2015) Audre Lorde's Transnational Legacies. University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst, 250 pp. ISBN 978-1-62534-139-6. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:44313)

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Abstract

Among the most influential and insightful thinkers of her generation, Audre Lorde (1934–1992) inspired readers and activists through her poetry, autobiography, essays, and her political action. Most scholars have situated her work within the context of the women’s, gay and lesbian, and black civil rights movements within the United States. However, Lorde forged coalitions with women in Europe, the Caribbean, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Africa, and twenty years after her passing, these alliances remain largely undocumented and unexplored.

Audre Lorde’s Transnational Legacies is the first book to systematically document and thoroughly investigate Lorde’s influence beyond the United States. Arranged in three thematically interrelated sections—Archives, Connections, and Work—the volume brings together scholarly essays, interviews, Lorde’s unpublished speech about Europe, and personal reflections and testimonials from key figures throughout the world. Using a range of interdisciplinary approaches, contributors assess the reception, translation, and circulation of Lorde’s writing and activism within different communities, audiences, and circles. They also shed new light on the work Lorde inspired across disciplinary borders.

In addition to the volume editors, contributors include Sarah Cefai, Cassandra Ellerbe-Dueck, Paul M. Farber, Tiffany N. Florvil, Katharina Gerund, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Gloria Joseph, Jackie Kay, Marion Kraft, Christiana Lambrinidis, Zeedah Meierhofer-Mangeli, Rina Nissim, Chantal Oakes, Lester C. Olson, Pratibha Parmar, Peggy Piesche, Dagmar Schultz, Tamara Lea Spira, and Gloria Wekker.

Item Type: Edited book
Subjects: E History America > E11 America (General)
P Language and Literature > PS American literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Stella Bolaki
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2014 18:37 UTC
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2020 04:06 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/44313 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Bolaki, Stella: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0915-1385
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