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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Meridian’s granddaughter. Hello, Beloved. Is there another way to think about this? Let us find it, quickly, together. If we don’t find it, we risk losing the friends we’ve made,the friends we love, after over half a century of work. We risk losing all the children’s trust in our ability to find a way we read more » Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.14 · 437,724 ratings · 11,122 reviews · 72 distinct works · Similar authors
The Color Purple

4.16 avg rating — 377,319 ratings — published 1982 — 140 editions
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The Temple of My Familiar

4.04 avg rating — 11,701 ratings — published 1989 — 30 editions
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Possessing the Secret of Joy

4.05 avg rating — 11,624 ratings — published 1992 — 25 editions
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In Search of Our Mothers' G...

4.20 avg rating — 5,358 ratings — published 1983 — 17 editions
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Meridian

3.67 avg rating — 3,761 ratings — published 1976 — 25 editions
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Third Life Of Grange Copeland

4.01 avg rating — 2,436 ratings — published 1970 — 20 editions
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Everyday Use

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3.87 avg rating — 2,207 ratings — published 1973 — 8 editions
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By The Light Of My Father's...

3.83 avg rating — 2,352 ratings — published 1998 — 22 editions
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You Can't Keep a Good Woman...

3.98 avg rating — 2,066 ratings — published 1971 — 17 editions
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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.”
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“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.”
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“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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