Alice Walker





Alice Walker

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

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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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Average rating: 4.11 · 328,269 ratings · 7,716 reviews · 133 distinct works · Similar authors
The Color Purple
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 286,844 ratings — published 1982 — 113 editions
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The Temple Of My Familiar
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 9,475 ratings — published 1989 — 28 editions
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Possessing the Secret of Joy
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 9,271 ratings — published 1992 — 23 editions
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In Search of Our Mothers' G...
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 4,201 ratings — published 1983 — 17 editions
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Meridian
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 2,934 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 — 1,887 ratings — published 1998 — 20 editions
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Third Life Of Grange Copeland
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 1,661 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 — 1,474 ratings — published 1971 — 16 editions
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Everyday Use
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 1,052 ratings — published 1973 — 6 editions
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The Way Forward is with a B...
3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 984 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.”
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