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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An Open Letter to Paris Jackson from Alice Walker

An Open Letter to Paris Jackson From Alice Walker Dear Daughter, Dear Paris, Dear Kindred, Take a look at this: Her lowest moment came in 1948, when a vindictive neighbor accused Hurston of sexual relations with her 10-year-old son. The charges were patently false — Hurston had been in Honduras at the time, and the read more » Read more of this blog post »
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The Color Purple

4.19 avg rating — 453,682 ratings — published 1982 — 184 editions
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Possessing the Secret of Joy

4.07 avg rating — 13,551 ratings — published 1992 — 28 editions
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The Temple of My Familiar

4.05 avg rating — 12,823 ratings — published 1989 — 33 editions
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In Search of Our Mothers' G...

4.24 avg rating — 6,761 ratings — published 1983 — 23 editions
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Meridian

3.71 avg rating — 4,632 ratings — published 1976 — 28 editions
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3.89 avg rating — 3,007 ratings — published 1973 — 8 editions
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The Third Life Of Grange Co...

4.05 avg rating — 3,089 ratings — published 1970 — 23 editions
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By The Light Of My Father's...

3.86 avg rating — 2,778 ratings — published 1998 — 24 editions
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You Can't Keep a Good Woman...

4.01 avg rating — 2,568 ratings — published 1971 — 23 editions
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In Love & Trouble: Stories ...

4.05 avg rating — 1,782 ratings — published 1973 — 19 editions
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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.”
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