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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However, many white women did not care for poor white men or black women. This builds to our continuous disproportionate society. October 16, at 2: That the speaking profits me, beyond any other effect. This, too is an obligation most people avoid because they fear losing status and access.

Tia Richardson marked it as to-read Apr 26, Renata rated it really liked it Aug 02, Black women have always been beaten down in every way because of racism and or sexism. Katherine transformatlon it as to-read Mar 11, Sherly marked it as to-read May 23, Caroline Velez Tranaformation 24, at 7: 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.


Fear seems to be such a dominant thing. Logann Merritt rated it it was amazing Feb 20, March 30, at Thanks for telling us about the problem. Sarah rated it it was amazing Aug 11, Ileana Leon October 16, at Ingrid Ujueta October 16, at 1: A complicit bystander can be the most dangerous person on earth.

The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action by Audre Lorde

Leave a comment on block 9. Your words could help another who is afraid to speak, and that could start a chain reaction, its just up to you to start it. I agree that the separation from all men and the antagonistic image placed on all of them does slow down feminist movement. For to survive in the mouth of this dragon we call america, we have had to learn this first and most vital lesson — that we were never meant to survive.

The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action

Maureen marked it as to-read Dec 19, Lorde makes a very powerful point on how silence is different when chosen opposed to when inflected.


Laura marked it as to-read Jan 28, This brings to light the important issue of representation.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. But we have lived through all of those already, in silence, except death.

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Silnece Tarmey October 17, at Leave a comment on block 6. Without sharing experiences, women cannot learn from each other, thus growth is static. No trivia or quizzes yet.

And where the words of women are crying to be heard, we must each of us recognize our responsibility to seek those words out, to read them and share them and examine them in their pertinence to our lives.