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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Many years ago I read Octavia Butler’s novel Kindred, about a time traveller who returns to the past to visit ancestors who were enslaved; because I was apparently born with an ear turned to the lingering whispers of my own ancestors, it affected me deeply. I have now finished listening to my second novel by more » Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.11 · 329,242 ratings · 7,729 reviews · 133 distinct works · Similar authors
The Color Purple
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 287,771 ratings — published 1982 — 113 editions
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The Temple Of My Familiar
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 9,486 ratings — published 1989 — 28 editions
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Possessing the Secret of Joy
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 9,294 ratings — published 1992 — 23 editions
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In Search of Our Mothers' G...
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 4,217 ratings — published 1983 — 17 editions
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Meridian
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 2,944 ratings — published 1976 — 23 editions
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By The Light Of My Father's...
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 1,892 ratings — published 1998 — 20 editions
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Third Life Of Grange Copeland
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 1,667 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 — 1,478 ratings — published 1971 — 16 editions
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Everyday Use
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 1,081 ratings — published 1973 — 6 editions
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The Way Forward is with a B...
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 987 ratings — published 2000 — 15 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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