Of Audre Lorde and Her Biomythography, Zami
A civil rights activist who fought against hypocrisy and inequity, Audre Lorde (February, 1934 – November, 1992), was an African-Caribbean American writer, or as she identified herself, “a black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet’. In her book Zami: A New Spelling of My Name (1982), which she describes as “…an unfolding of my life and loves” and a Biomythography, i.e. an amalgamation of history, myth, and biography, Lorde subtly placed her own story in light of everything that was essentially wrong with America in the fifties (Lorde 190).
Keywords: Audre Lorde, African-Caribbean American writer, Zami: A New Spelling of My Name, Biomythography.
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