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Book of the Week: Your Silence Will Not Protect You

Posted on October 16, 2017 by Rebecca Robinson

Your Silence Will Not Protect You 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’.

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 her constant presence on many Women’s Marches against Trump across the world.

A trailblazer in intersectional feminism, Lorde’s luminous writings have influenced a new generation of thinkers and writers charged by the Black Lives Matter movement. Thirty years after they were first published, this beautiful edition honours how Lorde's work continues to resonate and inspire.

You can buy Your Silence Will Not Protect You here

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