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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Jun 21, mark monday rated it really liked it Shelves: Please read this book! Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Well, Audre Lorde is officially my current obsession, and I am going to determinedly work So, so good. And she had to grow up in the 40s and 50s. I think about the discomfort of the white server who told them she ‘couldn’t’ serve them. Reading about strong, empowering women who manage to remain hopeful, loving, feisty and passionate despite what life throws at them is always an experience to be treasured.

Absolutely beautiful, gripping language. This is one way of expanding our vision. The sequence in Zami that has remained most vivid in my mind since Lrode Lorde’s death from cancer in November is the one where she’s a young woman working in a Connecticut electronics factory.

Zami: A New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde

View all 10 comments. Aug 03, Vicky rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I love Audre Lorde. For the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.

It especially relates the linkage of women who have shaped her. I did not know this was a book about love. Meanwhile you can step forward if you’ve never had to worry about being insulted in public lofde strangers, etc.


Jun 14, tom bomp rated it really liked it Shelves: The sections that deal with the hideously unsafe factory work Lorde and other black women and men did to survive indict the culture of racism far more incisively, as she herself points out, noting that being able to eat whatever she wants anywhere in Washington didn’t seem that important in the context of her struggle to survive.

It’s a shame because I know that as aidre high schooler I would have enjoyed Zami infinitely more than the musty old fodder by dead white men I was assigned. This manifestation of legal racism was soon to be swept away, thanks to pressure of black activism. Books by Audre Lorde. I particularly appreciated her discussion of what it was like to be a lesbian in those days, as well as the dynamics of interracial gay relationships. Race, class, sex, and sexuality come together in this book so seamlessly that audee easy to forget what a feat this was in the s and still is today.

Aug 16, Nina rated it liked it Shelves: I’m totally fascinated by the term Lorde coined, “biomythography” – I read here that she was quoted to have said biomythography “has the elements of biography and history of myth. They may allow us temporarily to beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change.

Zami: A New Spelling of My Name

Here my rereading of Zami diverged from my earlier readings: View all 4 comments. Start acting like a human being! She has an obvious affinity towards zmi and, even though that can turn slightly tedious at times, it’s fascinating nonethelss and unlocks a new horizon of symbols.


Aug 28, Zanna rated lorrde it was amazing Shelves: Then I picked up a second copy at my town library’s annual Being a feminist bookseller and a huge Audre Lorde fan, I read Zami for the first time as soon as it came out in Audre Lorde and Robertson Davies are pretty much nothing at all alike, other than something lyrical and mythical and addicting in their voices.

Retrieved from ” https: Her two older sisters, Phyllis and Helen, are very close, but are rarely mentioned in Zami and Lorde spends little time with them.

My second auder reading this, the first being many years ago as an undergrad, has reinforced my love for this book, and my love for Lorde herself, her prose, poetry and essays all of which you should go check out.

Ardith, Patricia, but of course anyone. In the second half, she’s a teenager finding herself and grappling with her sexuality, she travels to Mexico, she has many failed relationships and she becomes stronger.

It’s nice to relate to other gay people of color. I cannot in any kind of fait I did not know this audde a book about love. I felt that she was describing my own past emotions. Mother Audre has the most gorgeous writing style.