The Black Unicorn – Audre Lorde (1978)

1946-1989, Black, Date, Defining the Enemy, Patriarchy, Subjectives of Refusal, White Supremacy, Women

Audre Lorde was a feminist activist who wrote poetry to confront issues of racism, sexism, capitalism, and heterosexism. Her work expresses raw emotion that reflects the experiences that she had in her real life as an African American lesbian woman. In this work of poems, Lorde explores the black woman’s relationships to African deities of creation, fertility, and warrior strength. It aims to reclaim the female body, and in doing so, empower the feminist movement.

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