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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The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen Was the Civil Rights Movement a politically orchestrated distraction from the wars on the citizens, lands and cultures of yellow people half a world away? We were distracted, some more than others, by assassinations and hangings, fire bombing of cars and houses, and the humiliating back read more » Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.14 · 450,653 ratings · 11,949 reviews · 146 distinct works · Similar authors
The Color Purple

4.16 avg rating — 387,414 ratings — published 1982 — 143 editions
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Possessing the Secret of Joy

4.06 avg rating — 12,061 ratings — published 1992 — 19 editions
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The Temple of My Familiar

4.04 avg rating — 11,933 ratings — published 1989 — 27 editions
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In Search of Our Mothers' G...

4.21 avg rating — 5,657 ratings — published 1983 — 18 editions
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Meridian

3.68 avg rating — 3,949 ratings — published 1976 — 25 editions
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Third Life Of Grange Copeland

4.01 avg rating — 2,581 ratings — published 1970 — 20 editions
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Everyday Use

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3.87 avg rating — 2,374 ratings — published 1973 — 8 editions
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By The Light Of My Father's...

3.84 avg rating — 2,468 ratings — published 1998 — 22 editions
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You Can't Keep a Good Woman...

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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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