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A Burst of Light and Other Essays By Audre Lorde, Sonia Sanchez (Foreword by), Jen Keenan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Audre Lorde, Sonia Sanchez (Foreword by), Jen Keenan (Illustrator)
$22.95
ISBN: 9780486818993
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Published: Ixia Press - September 13th, 2017

A timeless piece of writing, with reflections on battling cancer, lesbian motherhood, Black American womanhood, community organizing, and love. An important voice to familiarize yourself with now, as Audre Lord's wisdom and vision carry lessons that could help us traverse our most persisting social issues if only we would listen.



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In Defense of Witches: The Legacy of the Witch Hunts and Why Women Are Still on Trial By Mona Chollet, Sophie R. Lewis (Translated by), Carmen Maria Machado (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Mona Chollet, Sophie R. Lewis (Translated by), Carmen Maria Machado (Introduction by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250894878
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 3rd, 2023

Elderly women, independent women, and learned women - all of these archetypes were chased down and tormented by society during the European and American witch trials centuries ago, but their mark as a danger to patriarchal rule has carried into contemporary times. Mona Chollet's collection covers everything from historical accounts from academics to her own pop culture musings and how we've come to carry our enduring ideas of Witches for all these years. 


Review by Sarah C.