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Alice Walker (novelist)


Who is Alice Walker?

Alice Walker: Alice Malsenior Walker is an American author and activist. She wrote the critically acclaimed novel The Color Purple for which she won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

  • also known as Alice Malsenior Walker
  • born on (71 years ago) in Eatonton, child of Willie Lee Walker and Minnie Lou Tallulah Grant
  • ethnicity: African American
  • nationality: United States of America
  • religion: Buddhism
  • education:
  • profession: Writer, novelist, poet, author
  • Marriage with Melvyn Leventhal between and (8 years)
  • parent of Rebecca Walker
  • written works: "The Color Purple", "Everyday Use", "Now Is The Time to Open Your Heart", "The Third Life of Grange Copeland", "In Love and Trouble: Stories of Black Women", "Roselily", "Meridian", "You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down: Stories", "Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self", "Am I Blue?", "To Hell With Dying", "Possessing the Secret of Joy", "Finding the Green Stone", "The Complete Stories", "By The Light of My Father's Smile", "The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart", "In Search of Our Mother's Garden", "Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful", "Por LA Luz De LA Sonrisa De Mi Padre", "Anything We Love Can Be Saved", "En Posesion del Secreto de La Alegria", "Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth", "Why War Is Never a Good Idea", "Das L├Ącheln der Vergebung", "Archbishop Desmond Tutu", "Good-night Willie Lee, I'll See You in the Morning", "Sent by Earth", "Quartet of Poems", "Quartet of Stories", "Textual problems of the first folio", "The Temple of My Familiar", "Warrior Marks", "Revolutionary Petunias and Other Poems", "Hard Times Require Furious Dancing", "A Poem Traveled Down My Arm: Poems and Drawings"
  • filmography:
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • nominated to National Book Award for Poetry - "Revolutionary Petunias and Other Poems"
      • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada (Fiction)
      • nominated to Pulitzer Prize for Fiction - "The Color Purple"
      • nominated to National Book Award for Fiction (Hardcover) - "The Color Purple"
      • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction - "The Color Purple"
      • National Book Award for Fiction (Hardcover) - "The Color Purple"
      • nominated to NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Fiction - "A Poem Traveled Down My Arm: Poems and Drawings"
      • nominated to NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Poetry - "Hard Times Require Furious Dancing" (New World Library), with Shiloh McCloud
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Freeman Wicklund & Alice Walker

Freeman is showing high school students a quote from Alice Walker: "The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for whites or women for men." The source of the quote is Walker's preface to Marjorie Spiegel's 1988 book, "The Dreaded Comparison." Walker summarizes her endorsement with: "This is the gist of Ms. Spiegel's cogent, humane and astute argument, and it is sound."

Photo credit: Compassionate Action for Animals

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