The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle The Master's House (Mini Modern Classics)

Author: Audre Lorde
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  • : $2.50(AUD)
  • : 9780241339725
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
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  • : 0.046
  • : June 2017
  • : 161mm X 111mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 2.5
  • : February 2018
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  • : Audre Lorde
  • : Penguin Modern
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
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  • : English
  • : 811/.52
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Barcode 9780241339725
9780241339725

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March 2018

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Fifty new books, celebrating the pioneering spirit of the Penguin Modern Classics series, from inspiring essays to groundbreaking fiction and poetry. I am Black and lesbian, and what you hear in my voice is fury, not suffering. From the self-described 'black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet, these soaring, urgent essays on the power of women, poetry and anger are filled with darkness and light.

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Quoted as saying: "I am Black and lesbian, and what you hear in my voice is fury, not suffering."

Author description

Audre Lorde was a writer, feminist and civil rights activist - or, as she famously put it, 'Black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet'. Born in New York in 1934, she had her first poem published while she was still in high school. After stints as a factory worker, ghost writer, social worker, X-ray technician, medical clerk, and arts and crafts supervisor, she became a librarian in Manhattan and gradually rose to prominence as a poet, essayist and speaker, anthologised by Langston Hughes, lauded by Adrienne Rich, and befriended by James Baldwin. She was made Poet Laureate of New York State in 1991, when she was awarded the Walt Whitman prize; she was also awarded honorary doctorates from Hunter, Oberlin and Haverford colleges. She died of cancer in 1992, aged 58.