Alice Walker





Alice Walker


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

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Howard Zinn, Zora Neale Hurston


Alice Walker, 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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Average rating: 4.14 · 446,618 ratings · 11,712 reviews · 146 distinct works · Similar authors
The Color Purple

4.16 avg rating — 384,397 ratings — published 1982 — 143 editions
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Possessing the Secret of Joy

4.06 avg rating — 11,918 ratings — published 1992 — 25 editions
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The Temple of My Familiar

4.04 avg rating — 11,870 ratings — published 1989 — 30 editions
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In Search of Our Mothers' G...

4.21 avg rating — 5,538 ratings — published 1983 — 18 editions
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Meridian

3.67 avg rating — 3,902 ratings — published 1976 — 25 editions
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Third Life Of Grange Copeland

4.01 avg rating — 2,521 ratings — published 1970 — 20 editions
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Everyday Use

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3.87 avg rating — 2,336 ratings — published 1973 — 8 editions
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By The Light Of My Father's...

3.84 avg rating — 2,427 ratings — published 1998 — 22 editions
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You Can't Keep a Good Woman...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2,122 ratings — published 1971 — 17 editions
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Now Is the Time to Open You...

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

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.”
Alice Walker

“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

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