Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
Watertown, MA: Persephone Press, 1982.
First edition, first printing. Signed by Audre Lorde and inscribed to a former owner on the title page. Bound in publisher's wraps printed in red and purple. Very Good with fading to spine, toning to rear cover, light wear and light creases to wraps, foxing to textblock edge, hinge at title page is slightly over-opened. Lorde was a self-described "black, lesbian, feminist, socialist, mother, warrior, poet," who "dedicated both her life and her creative talent to confronting and addressing injustices of racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia." Zami was published in 1982 and labeled by the author as a biomythography, kicking off a new genre combining history, biography, and myth. First printings are scarce and even more so signed. Item #140944943