by Abaki Beck. Text: The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action. Author: Audre Lorde. Quote to Highlight: “Where the words of. Audre Lorde is a self identified “Black Woman Warrior Poet” her work has changed the trajectory of my life, in fact it has changed the way the I. The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action has 13 ratings and 5 reviews. charlie said: within the war we are all waging with the by. Audre Lorde .

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Dudley Randall, a poet and critic, asserted in his review of the book that Lorde “does not wave a black flag, but her blackness is there, implicit, in the bone. Kary Li rated it it was amazing Jul 25, Sherly marked it as to-read May 23, For others, it is to share and spread also those words that are meaningful to us.

To sit back, not be heard and allow yourself to sulk in your own oppression goes against the movement which black women have been advocating for. Calley rated it it was amazing Apr 13, Goldentheponyboy rated it it was amazing Mar 03, What are the tyrannies you swallow day by day and attempt lf make your own, until you will sicken and die of them, still in silence?


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Because in this way alone we can survive, by taking part in a process of life that is creative and solence, that is growth. What ssilence the words you do not yet have? In my house this year we are celebrating the feast of K wanza, the African-american festival of harvest which begins the day after Christmas and lasts for seven days. For us, and for Audre Lorde. The fact that we are all going to die eventually and nothing can stop it really makes you think about what you want to say and what you want to leave behind when you go, the time in not infinite.

But we all hurt in so many different ways, all the time, and pain will either change or end. Sexism and gender expectations, while they do highly affect women in a negative way, men are also deeply affected by them. Sarah rated it it was amazing Aug 11, Cecilia Majzoub marked it as to-read Aug 19, As a Black Lesbian women it is very important to speak up about any unjust situations.

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Lists with This Book. And I remind myself all the time now that ifI were to have been born mute, or had maintained an oath of silence my whole life long for safety, I would still have suffered, and I would still die.


Tia Richardson marked it as to-read Apr 26, Sarah marked it as to-read Jul 20, November 13, at 3: Leave a comment on block 1. How weddings regulate heterosexuality.

The fact that we are here and that I speak these words is an at-tempt to break that silence and bridge some of those differences between us, for it is not difference which immobilizes us, but silence.

She feels regret in holding her words for so long.

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Perhaps for some audrw you here today, I am the face of one of your fears. Equality should be evenly spread no matter the class, color or sex.

It is the breaking of these silences that have put us past the demons of the past in this country and every annd regardless of age, race, class, or sex, still have way too much to do for the future to just sit back and quiver in fear. Still today, this pattern persist. Silnece Stay marked it as to-read Dec 17, If you choose to stay silent for fear of your life. I think we all live in fear in some parts of our lives.