Your Silence Will Not Protect You
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With a preface by Reni Eddo-Lodge and an introduction by Sara Ahmed.
Audre Lorde (1934-92) described herself as â€˜Black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poetâ€™. Born in New York, she had her first poem published while still at school and her last the year she died of cancer. Her extraordinary belief in the power of language â€“ of speaking â€“ to articulate selfhood, confront injustice and bring about change in the world remains as transformative today as it was then, and no less urgent.
This edition brings Lordeâ€™s essential poetry, speeches and essays, including â€˜The Masterâ€™s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Masterâ€™s Houseâ€™, together in one volume for the first time.