Zami A New Spelling of My Name: A Biomythography Now on the Syllabus at the University of California Santa Barbara
Zami: A New Spelling of My Name is a 1982 autobiography by African American poet Audre Lorde. It started a new genre that the author calls biomythography.
“Zami is a fast-moving chronicle. From the author’s vivid childhood memories in Harlem to her coming of age in the late 1950s, the nature of Audre Lorde’s work is cyclical. It especially relates the linkage of women who have shaped her . . . Lorde brings into play her craft of lush description and characterization. It keeps unfolding page after page.”—Off Our Backs
This past Spring 2010, Zami was used in a Feminist Studies Course, Women, Representation, and Cultural Production, at the University of California Santa Barbara.
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