Zami combines biography, mythology, and history as a record Lorde’s experiences as a West Indian in America and the growth of her emotional and sexual resonance with women. Zami grows up, goes to high school and college in New York City, and looks for women like herself. Ultimately she discovers Afrekete, a kindred spirit whose passion and will match her own. She must learn to deal with racism, sexism, and opposition to her lesbian identity, but she has the spirit to retain her individuality.
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