Audre Lorde (1934–1992)
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This chapter discusses life history of Audre Lorde, a feminist thinker. To touch the animating pulse underlying Lorde's pervasive engagement with African cosmology is to unearth something fundamental about the sacred dimensions of our existence. Her prophetic collapse of emotional time and space comes in the midst of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Hugo in St. Croix, so much so that the revision is made to mirror the storm, both of which assume seismic proportions. Lorde's elegant invitation to touch that molten hot light, that catalyst for the cataclysmic, helps to nudge the necessary collapse of time and space, a primordial re-ordering, from where fundamental change derives. If Lorde's work is about anything, it is most certainly about consciousness, that consistent cultivation and application of scrutiny and reflexivity with which we compose our very existence.