- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Rivers Oram Press/Pandora List; New Ed edition (1 Dec. 1982)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0863584438
- ISBN-13: 978-0863584435
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.4 x 19.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,223,589 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Zami: A New Spelling of My Name Paperback – 1 Dec 1982
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From the Back Cover
“Zami. Carriacou name for women who work together as friends and lovers.”
In this classic autobiography Audre Lorde combines elements of history, biography and myth to tell her own story. A young black girl grows up in thirties Harlem, a teenager lives through Pearl Harbour, a young woman experiences McCarthyism in fifties Greenwich Village. In and out of this lyrical chronicle move the women – mothers, lovers, friends – who are zami: ‘Every woman I have ever loved has left her print upon on me, where I loved some invaluable piece of myself apart from me – so different that I had to stretch and grow in order to recognise her.”
“Lorde is a convincing, powerful writer. Her prose speaks directly to the heart of racism, self-acceptance, mother- and womanhood”
“Listen to this rich and raging voice”
About the Author
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 twelve books, including ZAMI and THE BLACK UNICORN. Lorde died of cancer at the age of fifty-eight in 1992." --This text refers to the MP3 CD edition.