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Audre Lorde
Lorde in 1980
Lorde in 1980
Born Audrey Geraldine Lorde
February 18, 1934
New York City, US
Died November 17, 1992(1992-11-17) (aged 58)
Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Occupation Poet, writer, activist, essayist, librarian
Education Columbia University, Hunter College High School, Hunter College, National University of Mexico
Genre Poetry, non-fiction
Literary movement Civil rights
Notable works The First Cities, Zami: A New Spelling of My Name, The Cancer Journals

Audre Lorde (February 18, 1934 – November 17, 1992) was an American writer, feminist, womanist, and civil rights activist. She was born in New York City.

Lorde was born almost blind and was tongue tied. At the age of four, Lorde learned how to read and talk. Lorde went to Catholic grammar schools. She went to Hunter College and Columbia University. Although Lorde was a lesbian, she said that “lesbian” and “black” didn’t really define her. She didn’t like being put in those categories. She was famous for her strong poems about racism and love.

Lorde died on November 17, 1992 in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands from liver cancer, aged 58.

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