Formative years, 1895-1917 -- Amy Jacques and the UNIA -- I only live to perpetuate the ideas of my husband -- Our women and what they think -- Back to Jamaica and forward to Europe -- New freedoms, new constraints -- Single motherhood -- Decade of unity -- Fifth Pan-African Congress, 1945 -- Essays and literature for a Pan-African world -- Activism closer to home -- Progressive radical
"In this biography, Ula Taylor explores the life and ideas of one of the most important, if largely unsung, Pan-African freedom fighters of the twentieth century: Amy Jacques Garvey (1895-1973). Taylor examines the many roles Jacques Garvey played throughout her life, as feminist, black nationalist, journalist, dauther, mother, and wife. Tracing her political and intellectual evolution, the book illuminates the leadership and enduring influence of this remarkable activist."--Cover.
NMAF copy purchased with funds from the S. Dillon Ripley Endowment.
ESSAYS -- The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action, p.1 -- Poetry Is Not a Luxury, p.7 -- Scratching the Surface : Some Notes on Barriers to Women and Loving, p.12 -- Uses of the Erotic : The Erotic as Power, p.22 -- Sexism: An American Disease in Blackface, p.31 -- An Open Letter to Mary Daly, p.38 -- Man Child : A Black Lesbian Feminist's Response, p.45 -- A Conversation between Audre Lorde and Adrienne Rich, p.55 -- The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House, p.89 -- Age, Race, Class and Sex: Women Redefining Difference, p.94 -- The Uses of Anger: Responding to Racism, p.107 -- Leaming from the 1960s, p.119 -- Eye to Eye : Black Women, Hatred and Anger, p.133 -- POEMS -- Equinox, p.173 -- For Each of You, p.175 -- Good Mirrors Are Not Cheap, p.177 -- Black Mother Woman, p.178 -- Love Poem, p.179 -- Dear Toni, p.180 -- Separation, p.183 -- Blackstudies, p.184 -- Martha, p.190 -- A Litany for Survival, p.200 -- Power, p.202 -- School Note, p.204 -- Sister Outsider, p.205 -- Afterimages, p.206 -- A Poem for Women in Rage, p.211 -- Need: A Choral of Black Womerı's Voices, p.215 -- Outlines, p.222
This book collects the essential essays and poems of Audre Lorde for the first time, including the classic 'The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House'. A trailblazer in intersectional feminism, Lorde's luminous writings have inspired a new generation of thinkers and writers charged by the Black Lives Matter movement. Her lyrical and incisive prose takes on sexism, racism, homophobia, and class; reflecting struggle but ultimately offering messages of hope that remain ever-more trenchant today. Also a celebrated poet, Lorde was New York State Poet Laureate until her death; her poetry and prose together produced an aphoristic and incomparably quotable style, as evidenced by the constant presence on many Women's Marches against Trump across the world. This beautiful edition honours the ways in which Lorde's work resonates more than ever thirty years after they were first published.