Of Audre Lorde and Her Biomythography, Zami

  • Tanvi Gupta
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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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Author Biography

Tanvi Gupta

Born in Delhi, India, Tanvi Gupta pursued her Master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Delhi. Her academic interests broadly cover literature of the 20th century and some of her most revered writers include James Joyce, Audre Lorde, Virginia Woolf, Franz Kafka, and W.H. Auden. Gupta aims to further her education focusing on recurrent themes of war, anti-realism, and isolation found in the 20th century, and go on to obtain her Doctorate from an esteemed institution

How to Cite
Gupta, T. “Of Audre Lorde and Her Biomythography, Zami”. Contemporary Literary Review India, Vol. 3, no. 1, Feb. 2016, pp. 19-32, https://literaryjournal.in/index.php/clri/article/view/196.
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