Zami: A New Spelling of My Name: A 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.
“Filled with finely distilled reflection, as sage and resonant as ancient wisdom literature.”—Ms. magazine
“Her perfectly ripened prose moves along in seemingly effortless sentences that are vivid, charming, nostalgic, hilarious, rich, succulent, sensual . . . but always at the service of art.”—Women’s Review of Books