Zami: A New Spelling of My Name

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Crossing Press, 1982 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
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"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

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Zami: A New Spelling of My Name—a Biomythography

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In a title that combines autobiography and fiction, activist, writer, and librarian Lorde describes her life as a daughter of immigrants and as a lesbian in 1950s Harlem. She expresses the loneliness ... Read full review

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About the author (1982)

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.

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