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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This appeal from a Senator had one bright spot: he is a Senator. With a heart. -AW Dear MoveOn member, I’m U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, and I believe that in America, we must never intentionally inflict trauma on children. And that’s why I’m writing to you today. At a Border Patrol processing center in McAllen, read more » Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.16 · 500,680 ratings · 14,868 reviews · 165 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Color Purple

4.18 avg rating — 429,650 ratings — published 1982 — 169 editions
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Possessing the Secret of Joy

4.07 avg rating — 13,160 ratings — published 1992 — 22 editions
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The Temple of My Familiar

4.05 avg rating — 12,562 ratings — published 1989 — 29 editions
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In Search of Our Mothers' G...

4.23 avg rating — 6,463 ratings — published 1983 — 22 editions
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Meridian

3.70 avg rating — 4,464 ratings — published 1976 — 27 editions
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Everyday Use

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3.88 avg rating — 2,821 ratings — published 1973 — 8 editions
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The Third Life Of Grange Co...

4.04 avg rating — 2,946 ratings — published 1970 — 21 editions
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By The Light Of My Father's...

3.85 avg rating — 2,677 ratings — published 1998 — 23 editions
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You Can't Keep a Good Woman...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2,456 ratings — published 1971 — 21 editions
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In Love & Trouble: Stories ...

4.05 avg rating — 1,666 ratings — published 1973 — 18 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.”
Alice Walker, The Color Purple

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