Elif Shafak On Audre Lorde, Feminism and the Fight for Multiplicity


“When you read someone like Audre Lorde, she says, you know, look at me. I’m black. I’m a woman. I’m a mother. I’m a poet.” Turkish/British novelist Elif Shafak on how the African American women’s movement of the 60’s and 70’s inspires her. Writers like Audre Lorde shed light on the multitude of identities contained within each one of us, and that multiplicity is worth fighting for.

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