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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 WORLD DOES NOT WANT ME ANYMORE”… Chinese woman in chains.

The writer Ding Ling, Alice Walker holding tight to her! Tillie Olsen, Chen Ming (husband of Ding Ling)Paule Marshall, et al.  Beijing, China 1982. More names to come. “THE WORLD DOES NOT WANT ME ANYMORE”... Chinese woman in chains. Sister, if you ever see this, know that the world does want you. And here you see in this photograph that women all over the world understand we are in peril, together Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.22 · 683,655 ratings · 25,231 reviews · 190 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Color Purple

4.25 avg rating — 595,515 ratings — published 1982 — 241 editions
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Possessing the Secret of Joy

4.08 avg rating — 14,827 ratings — published 1992 — 32 editions
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The Temple of My Familiar

4.06 avg rating — 13,938 ratings — published 1989 — 40 editions
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In Search of Our Mothers' G...

4.27 avg rating — 7,589 ratings — published 1983 — 23 editions
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Meridian

3.74 avg rating — 5,739 ratings — published 1976 — 34 editions
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The Third Life Of Grange Co...

4.13 avg rating — 4,092 ratings — published 1970 — 31 editions
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Everyday Use

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3.92 avg rating — 3,994 ratings — published 1973 — 8 editions
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By the Light of My Father's...

3.88 avg rating — 3,115 ratings — published 1998 — 9 editions
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You Can't Keep a Good Woman...

4.01 avg rating — 2,999 ratings — published 1971 — 22 editions
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In Love & Trouble: Stories ...

4.07 avg rating — 2,164 ratings — published 1973 — 19 editions
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The Color Purple The Temple of My Familiar Possessing the Secret of Joy
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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

Polls

April 2017 New School Classic Poll

 
  58 votes, 17.6%

 
  47 votes, 14.2%

 
  47 votes, 14.2%

 
  31 votes, 9.4%

 
  24 votes, 7.3%

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, 288 pgs, 1989
 
  23 votes, 7.0%

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, 192, 1967
 
  23 votes, 7.0%

 
  22 votes, 6.7%

One of Ours by Willa Cather, 343, 1922
 
  18 votes, 5.5%

 
  17 votes, 5.2%

 
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