our dead behind us

Our Dead Behind Us
Author: Audre Lorde
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Release Date: 1994
Pages: 75
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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A collection of poetry by the African-American activist and artist describes her personal identities as a lesbian, mother, black woman, and cancer survivor, and notes the tension created by the often conflicting drives of these identities. Reissue.

Undersong
Author: Audre Lorde
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Release Date: 1992
Pages: 206
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Features poems that affirm the conflicts, fears, and hopes of the poet in words conveying vision and courage

Our Dead
Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: SteinerBooks
Release Date: 2011-10-01
Pages: 384
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The Queer Renaissance
Author: Robert McRuer
Publisher: NYU Press
Release Date: 1997-06-01
Pages: 257
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2013 Honorable Mention, Asian American Studies Association's prize in Literary Studies Part of the American Literatures Initiative Series Why do black characters appear so frequently in Asian American literary works and Asian characters appear in African American literary works in the early twentieth century?Interracial Encounters attempts to answer this rather straightforward literary question, arguing that scenes depicting Black-Asian interactions, relationships, and conflicts capture the constitution of African American and Asian American identities as each group struggled to negotiate the racially exclusionary nature of American identity. In this nuanced study, Julia H. Lee argues that the diversity and ambiguity that characterize these textual moments radically undermine the popular notion that the history of Afro-Asian relations can be reduced to a monolithic, media-friendly narrative, whether of cooperation or antagonism. Drawing on works by Charles Chesnutt, Wu Tingfang, Edith and Winnifred Eaton, Nella Larsen, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Younghill Kang, Interracial Encounters foregrounds how these reciprocal representations emerged from the nation’s pervasive pairing of the figure of the “Negro” and the “Asiatic” in oppositional, overlapping, or analogous relationships within a wide variety of popular, scientific, legal, and cultural discourses. Historicizing these interracial encounters within a national and global context highlights how multiple racial groups shaped the narrative of race and national identity in the early twentieth century, as well as how early twentieth century American literature emerged from that multiracial political context.

A Poetics Of Resistance
Author: Mary K. DeShazer
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Release Date: 1994
Pages: 350
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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A survey of the empowering poetry of politically active women in El Salvador, South Africa, and the United States.

Yabo
Author: Alexis De Veaux
Publisher: Redbone Press
Release Date: 2014-04-11
Pages: 168
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Fiction. African American Studies. LGBT Studies. Women's Studies. "See YABO... like a Mingus composition: Pentecostal, blues-inflected, full of wit and that deep literacy of the black diaspora. The present, the past, the uncertain future collapse upon themselves in this narrative of place/s. Our dead move with us: behind us, above us, confronting us—in Manhattan; Asheville (N.C.); Buffalo, NY; Jamaica; the hold of a funky slave ship; crossing and bending lines between genders, sexualities, longing and geographies. Time is a river endlessly coursing, shallow in many places, deep for long miles, and, finally, deadly as the hurricane that engulfs and destroys the slave vessel, 'Henrietta Marie.' YABO calls our ghosts back and holds us accountable for memory."—Cheryl Clarke

 After Mecca
Author: Cheryl Clarke
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Release Date: 2005
Pages: 206
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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In "After Mecca," Cheryl Clarke explores the relationship between the Black Arts Movement and black women writers of the period. Poems by Gwendolyn Brooks, Ntozake Shange, Audre Lorde, Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez, Jayne Cortez, Alice Walker, and others chart the emergence of a new and distinct black poetry and its relationship to the black community's struggle for rights and liberation. Clarke also traces the contributions of these poets to the development of feminism and lesbian-feminism, and the legacy they left for others to build on.

Literature And Politics Today  The Political Nature Of Modern Fiction  Poetry  And Drama
Author: M. Keith Booker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release Date: 2015-03-10
Pages: 377
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Focusing on the intersection of literature and politics since the beginning of the 20th century, this book examines authors, historical figures, major literary and political works, national literatures, and literary movements to reveal the intrinsic links between literature and history. • Covers numerous authors from around the world ranging from the beginning of the 20th century to the modern era • Enables students to better understand literary works central to the curriculum by considering them in their political contexts • Helps readers to use literature in order to learn about modern political and social issues across cultures and better appreciate the political significance of contemporary writings • Contains a number of "gateway" entries that survey entire national literatures, thereby giving readers an introduction to the authors who are important within those literatures • Assists students in evaluating rhetorical strategies and political views, thus fostering critical thinking in support of the Common Core State Standards

Over Our Dead Bodies
Author: Chapman, Simon
Publisher: Sydney University Press
Release Date: 2013-02-06
Pages: 276
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The Port Arthur massacre on 28 April 1996, when 35 people were shot dead by Martin Bryant, transformed Australia’s gun control debate. Public outrage drove politicians from all sides of politics to embrace gun control. Non-violent ‘people power’ galvanised government resolve to outlaw semi-automatic weapons, register all guns, and tighten gun ownership laws. Simon Chapman’s book gives an insider’s view of the struggle for gun control, highlighting the public discourse between shooters determined to preserve the right for civilians to bear military-style weapons, and activists dedicated to getting Australia ‘off the American path’ of gun violence. Law reform is not inevitable. It requires the planned, strategic use of media and advocacy to convert anger into action. The story of the campaign for gun control is a practical guide to achieving humane social change for activists everywhere.

The Hood Battalion
Author: Leonard Sellers
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Release Date: 1993-09-14
Pages: 352
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The Hood Battalion saw some of the fiercest fighting of the First World war particularly at Antwerp, in the Gallipoli Campaign and then again on the West Front at the Ancre, Gavrelle and Passchendaele. The author lets the participants tell their own story, having expended prodigious labour in unearthing the many first-hand accounts of the Hood's exploits. It is indeed a tale told by heroes.