Audre's daughter: Black lesbian steganography in Dee Rees' Pariah and Audre Lorde's Zami: A New Spelling of My Name

@article{Kang2016AudresDB,
  title={Audre's daughter: Black lesbian steganography in Dee Rees' Pariah and Audre Lorde's Zami: A New Spelling of My Name},
  author={Nancy Kang},
  journal={Journal of Lesbian Studies},
  year={2016},
  volume={20},
  pages={266 - 297}
}
  • Nancy Kang
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Journal of Lesbian Studies
ABSTRACT This article argues that African-American director Dee Rees' critically acclaimed debut Pariah (2011) is a rewriting of lesbian poet-activist Audre Lorde's iconic “bio-mythography” Zami: A New Spelling of My Name (1982). The article examines how Rees' work creatively and subtly re-envisions Lorde's Zami by way of deeply rooted and often cleverly camouflaged patterns, resonances, and contrasts. Shared topics include naming, mother–daughter bonds, the role of clothing in identity… Expand

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