Alice Walker





Alice Walker

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born
in Eatonton, Georgia, The United States
February 09, 1944

gender
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influences
Howard Zinn, Zora Neale Hurston


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Alice Walker (b. 1944), one of the United States’ preeminent writers, is an award-winning author of novels, stories, essays, and poetry. In 1983, Walker became the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for fiction with her novel The Color Purple, which also won the National Book Award. Her other books include The Third Life of Grange Copeland, Meridian, The Temple of My Familiar, and Possessing the Secret of Joy. In her public life, Walker has worked to address problems of injustice, inequality, and poverty as an activist, teacher, and public intellectual.


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A friend sent this beautiful poem by Palestinian poet Samih Al Qasim. The poem below "When a Poet Dies" is written for him. -AWA Friend sent this beautiful poem by Palestinian poet Samih al- Qasim, the poem “When a Poet Dies” is for him.“The day I’m killed, my killer, rifling through my pockets, will find more » Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.11 · 339,377 ratings · 7,965 reviews · 74 distinct works · Similar authors
The Color Purple
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 292,465 ratings — published 1982 — 2 editions
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The Temple Of My Familiar
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 9,622 ratings — published 1989 — 28 editions
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Possessing the Secret of Joy
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 9,530 ratings — published 1992 — 24 editions
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In Search of Our Mothers' G...
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 4,339 ratings — published 1983 — 17 editions
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Meridian
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 3,002 ratings — published 1976 — 23 editions
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By The Light Of My Father's...
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 1,940 ratings — published 1998 — 20 editions
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Third Life Of Grange Copeland
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 1,736 ratings — published 1970 — 20 editions
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You Can't Keep a Good Woman...
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 1,512 ratings — published 1971 — 17 editions
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Everyday Use
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 1,286 ratings — published 1973 — 6 editions
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“Hard times require furious dancing. Each of us is proof.”
Alice Walker, Hard Times Require Furious Dancing: New Poems

“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.”
Alice Walker, The Color Purple

“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.”
Alice Walker

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