Alice Walker





Alice Walker

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

gender
female

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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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Michael Jackson Gives a Talk 2015 by Alice Walker At the oddest times Sometimes in the middle Of the night I hear Michael Jackson’s voice, The one you only hear On YouTube: They don’t care About us, he is saying. And repeats: They don’t care About us. He delivers a lecture Who more »
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Average rating: 4.12 · 376,561 ratings · 8,861 reviews · 132 distinct works · Similar authors
The Color Purple
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 324,207 ratings — published 1982 — 122 editions
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The Temple of My Familiar
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 10,488 ratings — published 1989 — 30 editions
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Possessing the Secret of Joy
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 10,406 ratings — published 1992 — 24 editions
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In Search of Our Mothers' G...
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 4,809 ratings — published 1983 — 17 editions
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Meridian
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 3,314 ratings — published 1976 — 25 editions
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By The Light Of My Father's...
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 2,119 ratings — published 1998 — 21 editions
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Third Life Of Grange Copeland
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 1,996 ratings — published 1970 — 20 editions
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You Can't Keep a Good Woman...
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 1,697 ratings — published 1971 — 17 editions
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Everyday Use
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 1,667 ratings — published 1973 — 7 editions
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Now Is the Time to Open You...
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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 1,233 ratings — published 2004 — 24 editions
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“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.”
Alice Walker

“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

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