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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We Are the Flag

Patriot  (We Are the Flag) © by Alice Walker. With love, and gratitude, for the beauty and color Sikhs contribute to American life.     If you Want to show Your love For America Love Americans Smile When you see One Flowerlike His Turban Rosepink.   Rejoice At the Eagle feather In a grandfather’s Braid. read more » Read more of this blog post »
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The Color Purple

4.23 avg rating — 550,711 ratings — published 1982 — 218 editions
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Possessing the Secret of Joy

4.08 avg rating — 14,514 ratings — published 1992 — 31 editions
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The Temple of My Familiar

4.05 avg rating — 13,673 ratings — published 1989 — 16 editions
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In Search of Our Mothers' G...

4.27 avg rating — 7,384 ratings — published 1983 — 23 editions
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Meridian

3.74 avg rating — 5,455 ratings — published 1976 — 32 editions
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3.91 avg rating — 3,672 ratings — published 1973 — 8 editions
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The Third Life Of Grange Co...

4.12 avg rating — 3,889 ratings — published 1970 — 29 editions
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By the Light of My Father's...

3.88 avg rating — 3,020 ratings — published 1998 — 24 editions
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You Can't Keep a Good Woman...

4.01 avg rating — 2,876 ratings — published 1971 — 22 editions
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4.08 avg rating — 2,060 ratings — published 1973 — 19 editions
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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.”
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Polls

August 2017 New School Classic Poll

The Color Purple by Alice Walker, 1982, 295 pgs
 
  46 votes, 14.3%

The Trial by Franz Kafka, 1925, 255 pgs
 
  33 votes, 10.2%

The Godfather by Mario Puzo, 1969, 448 pgs
 
  31 votes, 9.6%

 
  29 votes, 9.0%

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, 1906, 335 pgs
 
  27 votes, 8.4%

The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler, 1939, 231 pgs
 
  23 votes, 7.1%

Light in August by William Faulkner, 1932, 381 pgs
 
  22 votes, 6.8%

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink, 1995, 216 pgs
 
  21 votes, 6.5%

 
  18 votes, 5.6%

Peyton Place by Grace Metalious, 1956, 384 pgs
 
  18 votes, 5.6%

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, 1923, 127 pgs
 
  14 votes, 4.3%

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison, 1977, 337 pgs
 
  13 votes, 4.0%

 
  9 votes, 2.8%

 
  6 votes, 1.9%

Watchers of the Sky by Alfred Noyes, 1922, 120 pgs
 
  4 votes, 1.2%

Elmer Gantry by Sinclair Lewis, 1927, 352 pgs
 
  3 votes, 0.9%

Soldiers' Pay by William Faulkner, 1926, 265 pgs
 
  3 votes, 0.9%

Manalive by G.K. Chesterton, 1912, 160 pgs
 
  2 votes, 0.6%

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