Empowering Encounters with Audre Lorde / Marion Kraft.

Kraft, Marion [Browse]
1. Auflage
Münster : UNRAST ; 21 cm
127 pages : illustrations ; 2018


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Interviews [Browse]
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"Audre Lorde (1934-1992) was one of the most influential Afro-American authors of the 20th century. Her works have been groundbreaking for liberation movements in various countries and are still relevant today. In Germany, it was groundbreaking for the Black Movement, which began in the 1980s. Marion Kraft, one of her personal friends, illustrated in ten essays, two speeches and an interview with Audre Lorde the great literary and political transnational influence of this important poetess on the Black women's movement. The analysis of Lorde's multifaceted examination of equality and difference takes on a wide scope. The discussion of two central works of Lord, Sister Outside r and the mythobiography Zami , gives an insight into the broad spectrum of the literary and political work of this great author. The volume also includes Kraft's speech at the Berlin Commemoration in 1993 and an interview from 1986 that illustrates Audre Lord's literary and political philosophy. Lorde's current meaning is exemplified by a review of the 2016 anthology The Wind Is Spirit , in which numerous authors and travelers from around the world commemorate the poet. The book concludes with the essay "Archival Memories," in which, based on quotes from personal letters, the special friendship between Marion Kraft and Audre Lorde is honored."--Publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
On difference and Sameness : How Audre Lorde Inspired My Work -- Re-reading Sister Outsider -- Between Aversion, Alibi, and Acknowledgement : White Feminism and Black Women's Literature in Germany -- The African Continuum in Zami : A New Spelling of My Name -- A Source of Power: Transcultural Translations -- Re-defining "The Dream of Europe" -- Building Cross-Cultural Bridges : Audre Lorde's Liaisons with Black Germany -- Bond of Sisterhood/ Breaking Silences -- The Creative Use of Difference -- Audre Lorde- Making Her Meaning Known -- Audre Lorde's Living Legacy in Germany -- The Wind Is Spirit : A Review Essay -- Archival Memories: Letters from Audre Lorde.
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  • 3897712539
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