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Dream of Europe

Dream of Europe

Selected Seminars and Interviews 1984-1992

by Audre Lorde and Mayra Rodriguez Castro
Paperback
Publication Date: 20/04/2020
  $43.75
AUDRE LORDE: DREAM OF EUROPE elucidates Lorde's methodology as a poet, mentor, and activist during the last decade of her life. This volume compiles a series of seminars, interviews, and conversations held by the author and collaborators across Berlin, Western Europe, and The Caribbean between 1984-1992. While Lorde stood at the intersection of various historical and literary movements in The United States: the uprising of black social life after the Harlem Renaissance, poetry of the AIDS epidemic, and the unfolding of the Civil Rights Movement, this selection of texts reveals Lorde as a catalyst for the first movement of Black Germans in West Berlin. Lorde's intermittent residence in Berlin lasted for nearly ten years, a period where she inspired the Afro-German initiatives of ADEFRA, ISD, and Afrekete, a journal of poetry for black women.
ISBN:
9780999719879
9780999719879
Category:
Literature: history & criticism
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20-04-2020
Language:
English
Publisher:
Kenning Editions
Country of origin:
United States
Weight:
0.17kg
Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde was a writer, feminist and civil rights activist - or, as she famously put it, 'Black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet'. Born in New York in 1934, she had her first poem published while she was still in high school.

After stints as a factory worker, ghost writer, social worker, X-ray technician, medical clerk, and arts and crafts supervisor, she became a librarian in Manhattan and gradually rose to prominence as a poet, essayist and speaker, anthologised by Langston Hughes, lauded by Adrienne Rich, and befriended by James Baldwin.

She was made Poet Laureate of New York State in 1991, when she was awarded the Walt Whitman prize; she was also awarded honorary doctorates from Hunter, Oberlin and Haverford colleges. She died of cancer in 1992, aged 58.

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