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You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down by Alice Walker
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Sep 09, 10

bookshelves: given-away
Read in June, 2008

From the back:

"A natural evolution from the earlier, much acclaimed short story collection In Love and Trouble, these fourteen provocative and often humorous stories show women oppressed but not defeated. No longer do they excuse the aggression of others; no longer are they suspended in their unhappy condition. the women here claim every bit of space they make.

These are modern stories: About love, lust, fame, and cultural thievery; the perils of pornography, abortion, and rape; the delight of new lovers; and the rediscovery of old friends, affirmed even across self-imposed color lines."

My remarks:

A delightful read of some of Alice Walker's earlier work. Her voice is strong and confident; her characters well-drawn and complex; and all the stories make you think. Highly recommend.
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