Audre Lorde's Transnational Legacies is the first book to systematically document and thoroughly investigate Lorde's influence beyond the United States. Arranged in three thematically interrelated sections—Archives, Connections, and Work—the volume brings together scholarly essays, interviews, Lorde's unpublished speech about Europe, and personal reflections and testimonials from key figures throughout the world. Using a range of interdisciplinary approaches, contributors assess the reception, translation, and circulation of Lorde's writing and activism within different communities, audiences, and circles. They also shed new light on the work Lorde inspired across disciplinary borders.
In addition the volume editors, contributors include Sarah Cefai, Cassandra Ellerbe-Dueck, Paul M. Farber, Tiffany N. Florvil, Katharina Gerund, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Gloria Joseph, Jackie Kay, Marion Kraft, Christiana Lambrinidis, Zeedah Meierhofer-Mangeli, Rina Nissim, Chantal Oakes, Lester C. Olson, Pratibha Parmar, Peggy Piesche, Dagmar Schultz, Tamara Lea Spira, and Gloria Wekker.
"This volume beautifully and accurately documents Lorde's global imprint for our time. It is herstorical and simultaneously contemporary."—Aishah Shahidah Simmons, associate editor of The Feminist Wire
"This volume of essays makes a critically important contribution to Lorde scholarship on an interna-tional scale."—Maria I. Diedrich, author of Cornelia James Cannon and the Future American Race
"This collection of 'transatlantic and transnational perspectives' brings unprecedented attention to the global outreach of African American writer Audre Lorde (1934-1992), a self-described 'black lesbian feminist warrior poet mother.' Required reading for all students of Lorde. Essential."—Choice
"The eighteen essays in Audre Lorde's Transnational Legacies attest to the tremendous influence Lorde had."—make/shift
"The anthology offers an eclectic combination of reminiscence, reflection, and engaged scholarship centered on a range of Lorde's international involvements, including the solidarity network Sisterhood in Support of Sisters in South Africa (SISA)."—Women's Review of Books