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LITERARY LESBIANS BOOK CLUB ZAMI: A NEW SPELLING OF MY NAME by Audre Lorde

Date: Wed 05/29/2024
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PST (GMT -7)


Wednesday, May 29
5:00 PM (PT), 7:00 PM (CT), 8:00 PM (ET)
Approximate Duration: 90 minutes
About the Book
Zami is a Carriacou name for women who work together as friends and lovers.

“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

“Among the elements that make the book so good are its personal honesty and lack of pretentiousness, characteristics that shine through the writing bespeaking the evolution of a strong and remarkable character.”
-The New York Times

About the Author
Audre Lorde (1934-1992) published nine volumes of poetry and five works of prose. She was a recipient of many distinguished honors and awards, including honorary doctorates from Hunter, Oberlin, and Haverford Colleges.

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 14 books, including Zami and The Black Unicorn. Lorde died of cancer at the age of fifty-eight in 1992.

The book is available from many sources in paperback, e-book, and audiobook formats, including on Amazon.

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