Audre Lorde’s courageous account of her breast cancer defies how women are expected to deal with sickness, accepting pain and a. Moving between journal entry, memoir, and exposition, Audre Lorde fuses the personal and political as she reflects on her experience coping with breast cancer. Bringing revolutionary queer women, women of color, and underrepresented voices to the forefront of literature since

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I loved Lorde’s words and her strength. Mar 03, Chase rated it really liked it. Due to the book being written nearly 40 years ago, I would caution current breast cancer patients from reading too much into data and treatments that Lorde discusses. I’ve never read Audre Lorde’s poetry something I will remedy soon but knew she was a black lesbian poet, a warrior in many ways and an outspoken womanist.

During te time, she was politically active in civil rights, anti-war, and feminist movements.

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In the third chapter, ‘Breast Cancer: Trivia About The Cancer Journals. Judging by the looks on their faces, I don’t think a lot of the other candidates brought up race, gender or sexual orientation.

That speaking it profits me, beyond any other effect. Articles needing cleanup from May All pages needing cleanup Cleanup tagged articles with a reason field from May Wikipedia pages needing cleanup from May Articles needing additional references from January All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata All csncer articles. I am not only a casualty, I am also a warrior.


You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. This was aufre fourteen years prior to her death, when she was first diagnosed with breast cancer and had a mastectomy. No eBook available Amazon.

And made love to myself, endlessly and repetitively, until it was no longer tentative. Around the age of twelve, she began writing her own poetry and connecting with others at her school who were considered “outcasts,” as she felt she was.

This book has been a great source of strength and inspiration for me, as I battle my own serious illness. Feminism Women Cancer Health blogposts. Lorde then quit her job as head librarian at a school in New York City in order to devote her time to teaching and writing. Other early poems were published in many different journals, many of them under the pseudonym Rey Domini. A primary focus of this section is Lorde’s recognition of her intense need to survive, to be a warrior rather than a victim, and her acknowledgment of the network of women whose love sustained her [7].

Topics Books Books of defiance. Jun 05, Blair Ngundze rated it it was amazing. Books by Audre Lorde. Needless to say, I didn’t get the job, but still loved the book.

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Audre Lorde really hits the nail on the head when she writes: Lorde entwines her intelligent critique of the American medical establishment with beautiful prose about strength and self-realization. January Learn how and when to remove this template message. By embracing her one breast, Lorde avoids denial and persists beyond the impending victimization sick women receive [9]. I am reminded by how much I appreciate Audre’s voice and her vision and the cabcer of expressing physical, emotional and psychic pain.


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Audre came to a powerful conclusion when she wrot I remember hearing of Audre’s death sixteen years ago. In “Zami,” Lorde focuses on her developing lesbian identity and her response to racism in the white feminist and gay communities, and xudre sexism and homophobia in the African American community.

I revisited her work and this particular book when I was also diagnosed with breast cancer and was forced to face the painful decisions this diagnosis brings with it. Not only does she refuse to wear the prosthesis home from the hospital, she shirks it completely, refusing to be cowed even when a previously decent nurse accuses her of damaging the morale of other patients. May Learn how and when to lored this template message.

After Lorde died of cancer inwomen from all over the U.