Zami: A New Spelling of My Name – A Biomythography (Crossing Press Feminist Series) [Audre Lorde] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 30 Zami: A New Spelling of My Name “This was to be our own work, children,” she said. “Who helped you with your sentence, Audre?” I told her I had done it. The Zami: A New Spelling of My Name Community Note includes chapter-by- chapter summary and Audre Lorde grows up in Harlem in the s and s.

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These are not from this book, but I share them anyway: A friend warned me that it was amazing until she leaves college in the book, and after that, it’s a bit yawn-tastic and circular. lord

Works by Audre Lorde. Lorde does not speak until age 4, when she declares that she wants to read, and promptly follows through on this desire.

Other early poems were published in many different journals, many of them under the pseudonym Rey Domini. It keeps unfolding page after page.

Zami: A New Spelling of My Name

Jan 31, Alexa rated it really liked it Shelves: It is learning how to stand alone, unpopular and sometimes reviled, and how to make common cause with those others identified as outside the structures in order to define and seek a world in zammi we can all flourish.

This book was emotional and infuriating. The sequence in Zami that has remained most vivid in my mind since Audre Lorde’s death from cancer in November is the one where she’s a young woman working in a Connecticut electronics factory.


Audre Lorde has quickly become one of those authors I want to read everything by. She’s been prized for her “sensuality” in writing but this is no chicklit – her account of the lesbian bar scene in ‘s America will fascinate anyone interested in these forgotten pockets of culture.

In “Zami,” Lorde focuses on her developing lesbian identity and her response to racism in the white feminist and gay communities, and to sexism and homophobia in the African American community. There she meets her next love, Ginger. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

But ultimately it made me cry a little and when she talks about how much she’s looked down upon for being black even past being lesbian it’s heartbreaking, even if sometimes it gets obscured by a litany of names I can’t connect and descriptions of scenes I can’t imagine. During this time, she was politically active in civil rights, anti-war, and feminist movements. She grows up in Catholic School but faces racism as a child, along with the handicap of being legally blind.

The girl world of high school opens into the “gay-girl” world of s New York. Chapter 31 and Epilogue. Feb 20, Nathan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nov 24, Jonathan rated it it was amazing Shelves: The machines had protective shields, but if you wanted to make quota, you couldn’t take the time to flip the shields up and down for each crystal. Refresh and try again.


Meanwhile you can step forward if you’ve never had to worry about being insulted in public by strangers, etc. This reads like a wonderful novel, engaging, enthralling, and compelling.

Zami, a new spelling of my name – Audre Lorde – Google Books

Zami, a new spelling of my name. Sturdy little Audre, the third daughter of Grenadian immigrants in New York, was the puzzle and despair of Linda, her strong, no-nonsense mother.

I need to read more books written by women like Audre Lorde. I cannot in any kind of fait I did not know this was a book about love. View a FREE sample. Mar 28, PhebeAnn rated it it was amazing.

She becomes a woman. In a title that combines autobiography and fiction, zaki, writer, and librarian Lorde describes her life as a daughter of immigrants and as a lesbian in s Harlem.

Zami, a New Spelling of My Name Summary & Study Guide

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Lorde wrote about being an outsider. She then returns to NYC and falls in love with a schizophrenic woman named Muriel, and they move in together.