A writer, activist, and mother of two, Audre Lorde grew up in 1930s Harlem. She earned a master's degree in library science from Columbia University, received a National Endowment for the Arts grant for poetry, and was New York State's Poet Laureate from 1991 to 1993. She is the author of twelve books, including Zami and The Black Unicorn. Lorde died of cancer at the age of fifty-eight in 1992.
"An eye-opener"--Publishers Weekly "[Sister Outsider is] another indication of the depth of analysis that black women writers are contributing to feminist thought."--Barbara Christian, PhD, author of Black Feminist Criticism: Perspectives on Black Women Writers