Friday, March 18, 2016

Book Review: Zami: A New Spelling of My Name - Audre Lorde

 5  ❤❤❤

“I forgot what we were celebrating. Because we were always celebrating something, a new job, a new poem, a new love, a new dream.” 
― Audre Lorde, Zami: A New Spelling of My Name

Short Description:
Lorde is a black woman living in Harlem, NYC for most of her childhood. Her parents, trying there best to make due with what society hands them while protecting her feelings which shapes who she becomes as an adult. She has a hard time finding her way in the segregated times of the 1950-1960s. However, through much search - she finds something, a sisterhood she is apart of.

My Review:
I could relate to Audre Lorde in this book, especially the first half. She really talks about her Caribbean upbringing and her descriptive details about the way food makes her feel took me right back to when I was a young child and dinner was an exciting thing. This memoir of her life is exciting, although sometimes its hard to understand how she ends up in certain places. Lorde takes you there, though. She pushes the buttons and opens up a world readers probably didn't know existed. 

It's a good read. I actually read it for my women novelist class. I have been spending most of my reading on those novels because 1. There are good. 2. I need to get them done so I don't miss my assignments! It's a total win, win.

About the Author:
Audre Lorde born in February 1934 (as AUDREY LORDE) is an American writer, feminist, civil rights activist and lesbian. She spent much of her time learning by attending Hunter College, Columbia University, and National Autonomous University of Mexico. Lorde was also known for her poetry. She has published 43 books some titles such as Sister Outsider: Essays and SpeechesThe Black Unicorn: Poems, and  From a Land Where Other People Live.
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