A Burst of Light by Audre LordeAnother incredible collection examining sex industry, apartheid, lesbian parenting and reality of cancer. Bold, transformative and powerful. I cant recommend Audre Lorde strongly enough. She has always held a special place in my heart with her elegant and simulating messages of racism and women empowerment. One of the most powerful civil right activists Ive ever known - she is very focused and has an effective clarity on what she wants to achieve and strategically transforming it into a sustainable and continual effort in peace-building.
If one black woman I do not know gains hope and strength from my story, then it has been worth the difficulty of telling.
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A Burst of Light
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In our interior experience as individuals, as in the public forum of our shared experience as a culture, our courage lives in the same room as our fear — it is in troubled times, in despairing times, that we find out who we are and what we are capable of. That is what the great poet, essayist, feminist, and civil rights champion Audre Lorde February 18, —November 17, explores with exquisite self-possession and might of character in a series of diary entries included in A Burst of Light: and Other Essays public library. Seventeen days before she turned fifty, and six years after she underwent a mastectomy for breast cancer, Lorde was told she had liver cancer. She declined surgery and even a biopsy, choosing instead to go on living her life and her purpose, exploring alternative treatments as she proceeded with her planned teaching trip to Europe. In a diary entry penned on her fiftieth birthday, Lorde reckons with the sudden call to confront the ultimate fear:. Afraid is a country where they issue us passports at birth and hope we never seek citizenship in any other country. The face of afraid keeps changing constantly, and I can count on that change.