Saturday, 7 April 2012

Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years- film premiere

Audre Lorde, the Caribbean-American writer, poet and activist, will be celebrated in a film at Rich Mix, east London, on Saturday 14 April. Information here: Rich Mix. It is the UK premier of the film and focuses on the time she spent in Berlin from 1984 through to 1992.  Th film explores how Lorde was the inspiration for a Black German movement and also helped to create an awareness of racism amongst white women. 

Late last year Jackie Kay wrote about Audre Lorde as her hero in The Guardian's My Hero literary feature. Read it here

Jackie Kay on Audre Lorde:
‘I first met Audre in 1984, when I was 22. She told me her grandfather had been Scottish, and that I didn't need to choose between being Scottish and being black. "You can be both. You can call yourself an Afro Scot," she said in her New York drawl. Lorde was Whitman-like in her refusal to be confined to single categories. She was large. She contained multitudes.’

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