Audre Lorde's Transnational Legacies

Audre Lorde's Transnational Legacies


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ISBN-13: 9781625341396
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
Publication date: 07/31/2015
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 1,050,685
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Stella Bolaki is lecturer in American literature at the University of Kent and author of Unsettling the Bildungsroman: Reading Contemporary Ethnic American Women's Fiction.

Sabine Broeck is professor of American studies at the University of Bremen in Germany and author of White Amnesia—Black Memory?: American Women's Writing and History.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Foreword Sara Ahmed ix

Introduction: Audre Lorde's Transnational Legacies Stella Bolaki Sabine Broeck 1

Part I Archives

1 The Dream of Europe-Remarks Audre Lorde 23

2 Audre Lords-The Berlin Years, 1984 to 1992: Transnational Experiences, the Making of a Film, and Its Reception Dagmar Schultz 27

3 Bonds of Sisterhood / Breaking of Silences: An Interview with Audre Lorde Marion Kraft 41

4 Naming Ourselves as Black Women in Europe: An African American-German and Afro-Dutch Conversation Cassandra Ellerbe-Dueck Gloria Wekker 55

5 Frontiers: An Interview with Audre Lorde Pratibha Parmar Jackie Kay 74

6 Audre Lorde and Her French-Speaking Readers Edna Nissim 85

7 Finding My Sisters: Audre Lorde and Black Women in Switzerland Zeedah Meierhofer-Mangeli 94

8 Audre Lorde's Relationship and Connections with South African Women Gloria J. Joseph 102

Part II Connections

9 Sisterhood as Performance in Audre Lorde's Public Advocacy Lester C. Olson 109

10 Transracial Feminist Alliances? Audre Lorde and West German Women Katharina Gerund 122

11 Emotional Connections: Audre Lorde and Black German Women Tiffany N. Florvil 135

12 "I Cross Her Borders at Midnight": Audre Lorde's Berlin Revisions Paul M. Father 148

13 "But We Are Not the Same": Generating a Critical Poetics of Diaspora Alexis Pauline Gumbs 163

14 The Geopolitics of the Erotic: Audre Lorde's Mexico and the Decolonization of the Revolutionary Imagination Tamara Lea Spira 177

Part III Work

15 The Critical Feelings of Audre Lorde, from the Standpoint of an Academic Minor Sarah Cefai 193

16 Audre Lorde and What Remains Chantal Oakes 207

17 The Cicadas of Courage: Let Us Perform Audre Lorde Christiana Lambrinidis 214

18 Inscribing the Past, Anticipating the Future: Audre Lorde and the Black Women's Movement in Germany Peggy Piesche 222

Afterword Stella Bolaki Sabine Brocck 226

Notes on Contributors 231

Index 237

What People are Saying About This

Maria I. Diedrich

This volume of essays makes a critically important contribution to Lorde scholarship on an interna-tional scale.

Aishah Shahidah Simmons

This volume beautifully and accurately documents Lorde's global imprint for our time. It is herstorical and simultaneously contemporary.

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