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Novel Pairings

Jan 5, 2021

Today Chelsey and Sara are discussing Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde. This collection of essays, speeches, and other writings is highly discussable and totally re-readable. We loved diving into this seminal Black Feminist text, though our conversation today barely scratches the surface of all there is to learn from Lorde’s ideas, language, and poetry. 

Plus, as always, we’re recommending six contemporary books to pair with our classic, including a beautiful novel in verse and one of Chelsey’s recent favorite YA reads.

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Books Mentioned:

Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall (Amazon)

Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson (Amazon)

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (Amazon)

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Chelsey’s Pairings:

How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective, edited by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (Amazon)

You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson (Amazon)

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown (Amazon)


Sara’s Pairings:

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (Amazon)

A Girl is a Body of Water by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi (Amazon)

Make Me Rain by Nikki Giovanni (Amazon)


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