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Writing Power: Identity Complexities and the Exotic Erotic in Audre Lorde's Writing

  title={Writing Power: Identity Complexities and the Exotic Erotic in Audre Lorde's Writing},
  author={Y. Kemp},
  journal={Studies in The Literary Imagination},
  • Y. Kemp
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • Studies in The Literary Imagination
Audre Lorde is often cited as an icon for defining and asserting multiple identities in her life as well as in her prose, poetry, and mythic autobiography. Lorde has been tapped as a profound urban, American poet by academics, claimed as "foremother" by diasporic black lesbians, and cited as the only canonical black lesbian writer for white academic lesbians. (1) Most often, Lorde's identity as Caribbean descendant is glossed over with the mention of her parental heritage, even though numerous… Expand
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