Your Silence Will Not Protect You collects the essential essays and poems of Audre Lorde for the first time, including the classic ‘The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House’. 

Publication: 2 October 2017
ISBN: 978-0-99571-622-3
Extent: 220 pages

Publication: 2 October 2017
Extent: 220 pages


Praise for Audre Lorde

‘For the complexity of her vision, for her moral courage and the catalytic passion of her language, [Lorde] has already become, for many, an indispensable poet.’ Adrienne Rich

‘What I love about Audre Lorde is her political and emotional honesty, her passion for living life as herself, her understanding of what a privilege and joy this is. I love her patience, as she taught generations (by now) of women and men the sweet if dangerous fun of self-love.’ Alice Walker

'[With] the constant demand Lorde makes in her work that silences be broken, that we claim our power to make ourselves visible, we have both a theory that conceptualizes our power to set ourselves and our words free, Lorde challenges us to not be trapped by fear.' bell hooks

‘[Lorde’s] works will be important to those truly interested in growing up sensitive, intelligent, and aware.’ New York Times

‘Listen to this rich and raging voice’ Adrienne Rich