Sister Outsider

Penguin Modern Classics

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The revolutionary writings of Audre Lorde gave voice to those ‘outside the circle of this society’s definition of acceptable women’.

The woman’s place of power within each of us is neither white nor surface; it is dark, it is ancient, and it is deep

The revolutionary writings of Audre Lorde gave voice to those ‘outside the circle of this society’s definition of acceptable women’. Uncompromising, angry and yet full of hope, this collection of her essential prose – essays, speeches, letters, interviews – explores race, sexuality, poetry, friendship, the erotic and the need for female solidarity, and includes her landmark piece ‘The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House’.

‘The truth of her writing is as necessary today as it’s ever been’ – Guardian


Modern classics

To better understand what we are seeing on the news and experiencing in our lives today, it’s important to reach back to books published by black writers and thinkers decades ago. While these books, rather depressingly, show us that things are still very much the same, they also provide us with some history to comprehend how this moment was created and some context to interpret what we see now.


Book information

ISBN: 9780241410509

Published:

Publisher: Penguin Books

Format: Hardback

Number of pages: 208


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