Bringing revolutionary queer women, women of color, and underrepresented voices to the forefront of literature since 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.

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Again, I am so interested in the various permutations of enforced silences, how clearly she articulates these silences. In the end, and after re-reading Lorde’s journey to help me find my own answers, I finally decided to skip the bullshit and live in my own skin, marked and scarred as it might be.

Includes photos and tributes to Lorde written after her death in And yep, she’s absolutely right, and her stories of the chilly response she received from her own doctor, who told her to wear a falsey because she might make the clinic look bad, really pissed me off. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

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In this, a head-on, one-breasted jurnals with societal expectation, Lorde reveals the nobility and worth of strength that is tested. In describing her identity as a multitude of labels, black, lesbian, feminist mother and poet [4]Lorde seeks to intertwine her adure with cancer into her identity. Dec 02, Sarah Evan rated it it was amazing Shelves: There’s a problem loading this menu right now.


Ironically, the author’s voice is potentially silenced by antagonistic socially constructed stereotypes. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Death and the King’s Jourjals Lorde looks at her battle with breast cancer, and details how both she and those around her dealt with her diagnosis and surgery. I thought the first half of this book was a bit slow with her journal entries, but I absolutely loved the second part.

Mar 03, Chase rated it really liked it. Fans of Lorde’s other writings will appreciate this intimate glimpse into her feelings and life experiences.

But my daughter said, ‘Tell them about how you’re never really a whole person if you remain silent, because there’s always that one little piece inside of you that wants to be spoken out, and if you keep ignoring it, it gets madder and madder and hotter and hotter and if you don’t speak it out one day it will just up and punch you in the mouth. See and discover other items: Then as now, it is other women who are selected to deliver the news regarding the requirements of conformity and compromise.


A Memoir of My Body Paperback. Lorde first came to critical attention with her poetry. So just read the book already.

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For those familiar with Lorde’s work this is definitely a must read. I’d never read them in their original context. Audre was a black lesbian poet from America who was diagnosed with a malignant form of breast cancer in around which was the year I was born.

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She married in and divorced inafter having two children. I lov I was interviewing for a summer day camp counselor job in college and just finished reading this cxncer. As always, I am awed by her strength and the strength she gained from other women.

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I liked the book and I really liked her way of writing and conveying her thoughts and emotions — she was a poet after all. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I remember hearing of Audre’s death sixteen years ago.