Alice Walker





Alice Walker

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born
in Eatonton, Georgia, The United States
February 09, 1944

gender
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influences
Howard Zinn, Zora Neale Hurston


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Alice Walker (b. 1944), 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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New Poems To Welcome Spring! 2015 by Alice Walker Morning In the Village 2015 by Alice Walker This morning In the village Where I live* I saw an old man Leisurely painting an old Two- and –a- half foot high Metal milk can. He was serene, as passersby Strolled or more »
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Average rating: 4.12 · 372,036 ratings · 8,729 reviews · 131 distinct works · Similar authors
The Color Purple
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 320,366 ratings — published 1982 — 33 editions
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The Temple of My Familiar
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 10,377 ratings — published 1989 — 30 editions
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Possessing the Secret of Joy
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 10,283 ratings — published 1992 — 24 editions
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In Search of Our Mothers' G...
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 4,758 ratings — published 1983 — 17 editions
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Meridian
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 3,273 ratings — published 1976 — 25 editions
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By The Light Of My Father's...
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 2,098 ratings — published 1998 — 21 editions
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Third Life Of Grange Copeland
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 1,964 ratings — published 1970 — 20 editions
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You Can't Keep a Good Woman...
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 1,677 ratings — published 1971 — 17 editions
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Everyday Use
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 1,613 ratings — published 1973 — 7 editions
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“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.”
Alice Walker

“Hard times require furious dancing. Each of us is proof.”
Alice Walker, Hard Times Require Furious Dancing: New Poems

“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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