Links & Infos



The Audre Lorde Archive at the Free University of Berlin and at the John-F.-Kennedy Institute for North American Studies:

The website and Facebook of the film “Audre Lorde – The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992”:

The website of the women’s cultural center „Begine“:

The website of the „Schokofabrik“ and the Turkish bath in the Schokofabrik:

The website of the Intercultural Network „Joliba“ founded by Katharina Oguntoye (not a City Tour location):

The website of the Orlanda Press (books by Audre Lorde, Katharina Oguntoye, May Ayim…)

The website of Ika Hügel-Marshall:

The website of Dagmar Schultz:


Books by Audre Lorde can be bought or ordered in any bookstore.

Check these websites for English language bookstores:

Especially recommended:

Marga Schoeller Bücherstube

Knesebeckstrasse 33

10623 Berlin (Charlottenburg)

Ph.: (030) 881 11 12

Mon. – Wed. 9.30am – 7pm; Thu. – Fri. 9.30am – 8pm; Sat. 9.30am – 4pm

(no website)

St. George’s Bookshop

Wörther Strasse 27

10405 Berlin (Prenzlauer Berg)

Ph.: (030) 817 98 333

Mon. – Fri 11am-8pm, Sat. 11am-7pm

Prinz Eisenherz Buchladen is specializing in queer literature and is located near the City Tour locations „Pour Elle“ and „Winterfeldtmarket“ on Motzstrasse 23

Mon. – Sat. 10am – 8pm

Some especially relevant book titles:

Audre Lorde, Die Quelle unserer Macht, Berlin: Orlanda Verlag 1993

(the bilingual edition of 42 poems which Audre chose herself from her work in 1992 during her last summer in Berlin – see video in location „Grossgörschenstrasse“)

Audre Lorde, ZAMI. A New Spelling of My Name. London: Persephone Press, 1982

Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider. Essays and Speeches, Berkeley, CA.: Crossing Press, 1984

Audre Lorde, The Collected Poems, New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2000

Rudolph P. Byrd, Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Beverly Guy-Sheftall (eds.),

I Am Your Sister. Collected and Unpublished Writings of Audre Lorde,

New York: Oxford University Press, 2009

May Opitz, Katharina Oguntoye, Dagmar Schultz (eds.), Showing Our Colors. Afro-German Women Speak Out, Amherst: University of Massachussetts Press, 1992(the book on Afro-German history and present which Audre Lorde initiated and wrote the preface for)

Stella Bolaki and Sabine Broeck (eds.), Audre Lorde’s Transnational Legacies, Amherst: University of Massachussetts Press, 2014

Gloria I. Joseph, The Wind Is Spirit. The Life, Love and Legacy of Audre Lorde, villarosa media, 2016

Ika Hügel-Marshall, Invisible Woman. Growing Up Black in Germany,

Peter Lang Publishers, 2008

May Ayim, blues in black and white, Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press & The Red Sea Press, 2003


A Litany for Survival: the Life and Work of Audre Lorde, dir. Michelle Parkerson, prod. Ada Griffin, New York: Third World Newsreel, 1995

The Edge of Each Other’s Battles: The Vision of Audre Lorde, dir. Jennifer Abod, Women Make Movies, 2003

Audre Lorde – The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992, dir./prod. Dagmar Schultz, script Dagmar Schultz in cooperation with Ria Cheatom, Ika Hügel-Marshall, Aletta von Vietinghoff, ed. Aletta von Vietinghoff, Berlin: Salzgeber, New York: Third World Newsreel, 2012
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