Aché, a free monthly publication by Black Lesbians for the benefit of all Black women, ran from 1989 to 1993.
The publication consisted of writing & artwork submitted by their readers, which also included graphics, regional reports, journal entries, short stories, poetry, essays, letters, profiles, interviews, conference reports, fiction/non-fiction and book/film/music reviews.
Aché’s goals were to document black lesbian herstory & culture; providing an avenue of exposure for black artists and writers. Furthermore it aimed to help organise and empower lesbians of African descent worldwide, so that issues facing their communities were openly addressed, analysed, enabling strategies for action to emerge.
Other goals were to create an international network between lesbians & gays of African descent and other lesbians of colour; to help further develop the economic, political & social resources in their various communities; and to celebrate themselves, their communities, diversity and accomplishments.
Albany (CA): Aché, 1989-1993.
First edition 4to (28 × 21.6 cm) Softcover 24 pp, 46 pp, 46 pp & 46 pp Texts in English Saddle-stapled bound. Offset printed. Illustrated in b/w throughout.
Overall very good condition. Shelf wear and some puckering. Slight rust on wrapper of Vol.2 No.6. Pin hole made on Vol.1 No.4; Vol.4 No.1 and Vol.5 No.2 are in excellent condition. Item ID: 4068.