By Stella Bolaki
One of the such a lot influential and insightful thinkers of her iteration, Audre Lorde (1934–1992) encouraged readers and activists via her poetry, autobiography, essays, and her political motion. such a lot students have positioned her paintings in the context of the women's, homosexual and lesbian, and black civil rights routine in the usa. although, Lorde cast coalitions with ladies in Europe, the Caribbean, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Africa, and 20 years after her passing, those alliances stay principally undocumented and unexplored.
Audre Lorde's Transnational Legacies is the 1st booklet to systematically record and punctiliously examine Lorde's impact past the USA. prepared in 3 thematically interrelated sections―Archives, Connections, and Work―the quantity brings jointly scholarly essays, interviews, Lorde's unpublished speech approximately Europe, and private reflections and testimonials from key figures during the international. utilizing a variety of interdisciplinary ways, individuals verify the reception, translation, and stream of Lorde's writing and activism inside of diverse groups, audiences, and circles. in addition they shed new gentle at the paintings Lorde encouraged throughout disciplinary borders.
In addition the quantity editors, participants comprise Sarah Cefai, Cassandra Ellerbe-Dueck, Paul M. Farber, Tiffany N. Florvil, Katharina Gerund, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Gloria Joseph, Jackie Kay, Marion Kraft, Christiana Lambrinidis, Zeedah Meierhofer-Mangeli, Rina Nissim, Chantal Oakes, Lester C. Olson, Pratibha Parmar, Peggy Piesche, Dagmar Schultz, Tamara Lea Spira, and Gloria Wekker.