I Am Your Sister

I Am Your Sister

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By Audre Lorde

Edited by Rudolph P. Byrd, Johnnetta Betsch Cole, & Beverly Guy-Sheftall

CW: homophobia, racism, sexual assault, rape, domestic violence

I Am Your Sister is a collection of Lorde's non-fiction prose, written between 1976 and 1990, and it introduces new perspectives on the depth and range of Lorde's intellectual interests and her commitments to progressive social change. Presented here, for the first time in print, is a major body of Lorde's speeches and essays, along with the complete text of A Burst of Light and Lorde's landmark prose works Sister Outsider and The Cancer Journals. These writings reveal Lorde's commitment to a radical course of thought and action situating her works within the women's' gay and lesbian and African American Civil Rights movements. I Am Your Sister concludes with personal reflections from Alice Walker, Gloria Joseph, Johnetta Betsch Cole, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, and bell hooks on Lorde's political and social commitments and the indelibility of her writings for all who are committed to a more equitable society.