Audre Lorde: dream of europe elucidates Lorde’s methodology as a poet, mentor, and activist during the last decade of her life. This volume compiles a series of seminars, interviews, and conversations held by the author and collaborators across Berlin, Western Europe, and The Carribean between 1984-1992. While Lorde stood at the intersection of various historical and literary movements in the United States–the uprising of black social life after the Harlem Renaissance, poetry of the AIDS epidemic, and the unfolding of the Civil Rights Movement–this selection of texts reveals Lorde as a catalyst for the first movement of Black Germans in West Berlin. Lorde’s intermittent residence in Berlin lasted for nearly ten years, a period where she inspired many important local and global initiatives, from individual poets to international movements. The legacy of this “Black, lesbian mother, warrior, poet” has been well preserved her colleagues in Germany. It is an erotics of friendship that allowed Lorde and her collaborators to develop a strong sense of political responsibikity for each other, transforming alliance and love between women into tools for social change. These selected writings lay bare struggles, bonds, and hopes shared among Black women in a transnational political context.