Essays from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple—“Vintage Alice Walker: passionate, political, personal, and poetic” (Los Angeles Times).
In a follow-up to her collection of essays, In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens, Walker takes a look at a vast range of issues both personal and global, from her experience with the filming of The Color Purple, to the history of African-American narrative traditions, to global threats of pollution and nuclear war. Walker travels broadly and maintains an eye for detail, resulting in a captivating journey of conscience by one of the most distinctive political and artistic voices in America. Readers will find inspiration and insights in even the briefest entries of this enthralling anthology.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
``An uneasy mix of journal entries, short essays, travel notes, speeches and dream fragments, this miscellany by the author of The Color Purple is most satisfying when Walker relates small personal victories,'' wrote PW. Pointed pieces tackle the modern dilution of black folklore, controversy surrounding the film of The Color Purple , nuclear escalation and homophobia.
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