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Audre Lorde

writer and activist

1934   -   1992

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Columbia University, Hunter College, Hunter College High School, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Columbia University School of Library Service
occupation: librarian, poet, novelist, writer, feminist, essayist, university teacher
award received: Lambda Literary Award, American Book Awards

Audre Lorde (; born Audrey Geraldine Lorde; February 18, 1934 – November 17, 1992) was an American writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil rights activist. She was a self-described “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet,” who dedicated both her life and her creative talent to confronting and addressing injustices of racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, and homophobia.As a poet, she is best known for technical mastery and emotional expression, as well as her poems that express anger and outrage at civil and social injustices she observed throughout her life. Her poems and prose largely deal with issues related to civil rights, feminism, lesbianism, illness and disability, and the exploration of black female identity.
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