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Autobiography Women of Colour

Angela Davis: An Autobiography

Angela Davis: An Autobiography Angela Y. Davis Random House 1974 The two women wait for the darkest part of night. Only then will they feel safe enough to leave the little house in Echo Park. Outside there may be men with guns or warrants – or both. When the dark is at its deepest, the…

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Autobiography Collection History

The Book of New Zealand Women / Ko Kui Ma Te Kaupapa

The Book of New Zealand Women / Ko Kui Ma Te Kaupapa Bridget Williams, Charlotte Macdonald and Merimeri Penfold Bridget William Books 1991 This compilation of over 300 women’s biographical portraits was acclaimed as a groundbreaking perspective on New Zealand history when it was published in 1991, and remains the definitive reference work in its…

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Autobiography Philosophy

Outercourse: The Bedazzling Voyage

Outercourse: The Bedazzling Voyage Mary Daly HarperOne 1992 This philosophical autobiography of the world’s foremost radical feminist philosopher offers an imaginative chronicle of Mary Daly’s voyage. Daly sees her work as that of a pirate, righteously plundering treasures of knowledge that have been stolen and hidden from women. In this inventive blend of autobiography and…

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Autobiography Indigenous Violence

Halfbreed

Halfbreed Maria Campbell E P Dutton 1973 Maria Campbell’s biography is a classic, vital account of a young Métis woman’s struggle to come to terms with the joys, sorrows, loves and tragedies of her northern Saskatchewan childhood. Maria was a strong and sensitive child who lived in a community robbed of its pride and dignity…

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Autobiography Indigenous

My Place

My Place Sally Morgan Fremantle Arts Centre 1987 Looking at the views and experiences of three generations of indigenous Australians, this autobiography unearths political and societal issues contained within Australia’s indigenous culture. Sally Morgan traveled to her grandmother’s birthplace, starting a search for information about her family. She uncovers that she is not white but…

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Autobiography Jewish Lesbian

A Restricted Country

A Restricted Country Joan Nestle Firebrand Books 1987 This is the autobiography of Joan Nestle, working-class Jewish lesbian, writer, teacher, activist and co-founder of the Lesbian Herstory Archives in New York City. A proud working class woman, an “out” lesbian long before the Rainbow revolution, Joan Nestle has stood at the forefront of American freedom…

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Autobiography Colonialism Women of Colour

Zami: A New Spelling of My Name

Zami: A New Spelling of My Name Audre Lorde Persephone Press 1982 From Wikipedia: Zami: A New Spelling of My Name is a 1982 autobiography by American poet Audre Lorde. It started a new genre that the author calls biomythography, which combines history, biography, and myth. In the text, Lorde writes that “Zami” is “a Carriacou name for women…

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Art Autobiography

Through the Flower: My Struggle as a Woman Artist

Through the Flower: mystruggle as a woman artist Judy Chicago Anchor Press 1975 Judy Chicago – a woman of extraordinary energy, talent, and intelligence – has exhibited her work throughout the country, including many one-woman shows. She has lectured at numerous colleges and universities, pioneered the first women’s art program in the country, and was…