A Burst of Light: and Other Essays


“Lorde’s words — on race, cancer, intersectionality, parenthood, injustice — burn with relevance 25 years after her death.” — O, The Oprah Magazine

Winner of the 1988 Before Columbus Foundation National Book Award, this path-breaking collection of essays is a clarion call to build communities that nurture our spirit. Lorde declares the need for radical change of intersectionality while struggling to maintain her own faith during her battle against liver cancer. From reflections on her struggle with the disease to pondering lesbian sexuality and African-American identity in a straight white man’s world, Lorde’s voice remains relevant and inspiring. A must-read for anyone looking to establish healing and self-are in a modern world.



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