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Publisher's Summary

Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider celebrates an influential voice in 20th-century literature. In this charged collection of 15 essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action and change. Her prose is incisive, unflinching, and lyrical, reflecting struggle but ultimately offering messages of hope.
This commemorative edition includes a new foreword by Lorde scholar and poet Cheryl Clarke, who celebrates the ways in which Lorde's philosophies resonate more than 20 years after they were first published.
©2007 Audre Lorde (P)2016 Tantor
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5 out of 5 stars
By Ingrid on 03-23-17

A must read.

I read this book in college then taught it while in grad school to undergraduates. Listening to it again has been profound in many many ways. The fact that it is still so relevant is both frustrating and powerful. Audrey Lourde should be required reading for everyone not just college educated. She writes in a very accessible manner and her way of explaining things is digestible mentally and even emotionally. This is a book that I have internalized and will always carry with me in my heart and I enjoyed to listening to it. The problem I had was that the narrator to me sounded like a bad version of Siri. Having had the privilege of hearing Audrey Lorde speak many many years ago in Montreal, her voice then was very different and more passionate & had gravitas. The narrator's voice however felt mechanical and dispassionate and her pronunciation Adrianne drove me nuts. But I still had to listen to every word to the end because I love the author so much. Don't miss this.

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5 out of 5 stars
By fontaniniangel on 11-16-16

One of the most important things I have ever listened to.

This audiobook was amazing. Lorde is thoughtful, engaging, and heartbreaking with her words. Robin does a great job keeping her emotions out of it so you can hear the depth of what Lorde is saying rather than her interpretation of what Lorde is saying. This is one of the best books I have ever read or listened to.

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2 out of 5 stars
By G. Getz on 01-21-17

An incredible book, badly produced and performed

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Audre Lorde was an incredible writer and speaker, and the content of this book is deeply profound and, in and of itself, well worth listening to. However, two major issues with the audio book make it difficult to enjoy. First of all, the narrator is dull, passionless and frankly sounds like she's reading out the FTSE index. She's a terrible choice for the work given that Lorde's rhetoric is so full of passion and urgency. Secondly, whoever edited/mastered the recording has gone overboard with whatever plugin it is that removes the breaths from a voice artist, to the extent where the beginning of each sentence is clipped - the first letter or syllable is regularly missing because the editors have cut out each and every breath in the recording. I found this highly distracting and irritating. I understand that heavy breaths and background clicks etc need to be edited out but this recording goes to far. It adds an even more artificial, lifeless quality to the narrator's already flat, bored, expressionless reading. "Sister Outsider" is a remarkable work that deserves more thought and care in its delivery and presentation as an audio book. Very disappointing.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Ann-Marie on 05-09-18

Good book but read robotically

It’s a shame that the publishers couldn’t choose someone else to read the book,
Because that is the only thing that destoyed my experience. The message is good as André lorde is obviously a genius, but it’s painful to sit through hours of a monotone , robotic sounding voice (audible, was it actually read by a robot??). Sounds like Siri reading the book literally. Please buy a paper or ebook version of the book instead.

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By Sarah Lorraine Thomson on 04-25-17

Powerful words, let down by the narration

Lorde's writings are powerful, thought provoking and, at times, confrontational. It was well with the listen, but I did find the narrator very frustrating. I almost couldn't believe it was a human narrating the book- it sounded so robotic and didn't do justice to the passion in Lorde's words at all.

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