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Aundre Lorde: African American Writer & Feminist


Audre Lorde was a prominent African American writer, feminist, womanist, and civil rights activist. Born on February 18, 1934, in New York City, Lorde is best known for her poetry and essays that dealt with themes of identity, race, gender, sexuality, and social justice.


Her literary works often explored the intersections of various aspects of her identity, including being a black woman, a lesbian, and a mother. Lorde was a powerful advocate for the rights of marginalized groups and frequently addressed issues of racism, sexism, homophobia, and classism in her writing.

Some of her notable works include collections of poetry like "The First Cities" (1968), "Cables to Rage" (1970), and "The Black Unicorn" (1978), as well as essays such as "The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House" (1984).


Lorde's activism extended beyond her writing, as she was involved in various social justice movements and organizations throughout her life. She co-founded the Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press and was a founding member of the Women's Coalition of St. Croix, advocating for women's rights in the Caribbean.

Audre Lorde passed away on November 17, 1992, but her legacy continues to inspire generations of writers, activists, and individuals committed to fighting for equality and justice.





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