Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Notes from a Trip to Russia

• Lorde goes to Russia in order to be an American observer for the Union of Soviet Writers' African-Asian Writers Conference.

• Lorde describes her trip through Russia.

Poetry Is Not a Luxury

• Lorde tries to define the idea of poetry as something vital to the female condition.

• Poetry is a step to the formation of ideas, according to Lorde.

The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action

• Lorde gives a talk at the Modern Language Association's "Lesbian and Literature Panel" in 1977.

• Silence can be damaging, according to Lorde.

• Lorde brings up the need for mutual support and understanding between different groups.

Scratching the Surface: Some Notes on Barriers to Women and Loving

• Lorde defines racism, sexism, heterosexism, and homophobia as forms of human blindness.

• Black lesbians are seen as especially threatening.

• Lorde introduces the idea of women-identified women.

• Women should band together to...

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