Book Description: â€śZAMI is a fast-moving chronicle. From the authorâ€™s vivid childhood memories in Harlem to her coming of age in the late 1950s, the nature of Audre Lordeâ€™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.â€ťâ€”Off Our BacksFrom the Trade Paperback edition.