Alice Walker

1 The Color Purple

Author : Alice Walker
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Classics  African American 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2011-09-20
Description :  <b>Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this novel about a resilient and courageous woman has become a Broadway show and a cultural phenomenon.<br /><br /> A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick</b><br /><br /> Celie has grown up poor in rural Georgia, despised by the society around her and abused by her own family. She strives to protect her sister, Nettie, from a similar fate, and while Nettie escapes to a new life as a missionary in Africa, Celie is left behind without her best friend and confidante, married off to an older suitor, and sentenced to a life alone with a harsh and brutal husband.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> In an attempt to transcend a life that often seems too much to bear, Celie begins writing letters directly to God. The letters, spanning twenty years, record a journey of self-discovery and empowerment guided by the light of a few strong women. She meets Shug Avery, her husband’s mistress and a jazz singer with a zest for life, and her stepson’s wife, Sophia, who challenges her to fight for independence. And though the many letters from Celie’s sister are hidden by her husband, Nettie’s unwavering support will prove to be the most breathtaking of all.<br /> &#xa0;<br /><i>The Color Purple</i> has sold more than five million copies, inspired an Academy Award–nominated film starring Oprah Winfrey and directed by Steven Spielberg, and been adapted into a Tony-nominated Broadway musical. Lauded as a literary masterpiece, this is the groundbreaking novel that placed Walker “in the company of Faulkner” (<i>The </i><i>Nation</i>), and remains a wrenching—yet intensely uplifting—experience for new generations of readers.<br /><br /><i>&#xa0;This ebook features a new introduction written by the author on the twenty-fifth anniversary of publication, and an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.</i><br /><br /> “<i>The Color Purple</i> is an American novel of permanent importance.” —<i>Newsweek</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “<i>The Color Purple</i> is about the struggle between redemption and revenge. And the chief agency of redemption, Walker is saying, is the strength of the relationships between women: their friendships, their love, their shared expression.” —<i>The Nation</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Intense emotional impact .&#xa0;.&#xa0;. indelibly affecting.” —<i>The New York Times Book Review</i><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Superb .&#xa0;.&#xa0;. A work to stand beside literature of any time and place.” —<i>San Francisco Chronicle</i><br /><br /> 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 <i>The Color Purple</i>, which also won the National Book Award. Her other books include <i>The Third Life of Grange Copeland</i>, <i>Meridian</i>, <i>The Temple of My Familiar</i>, and <i>Possessing the Secret of Joy</i>. In her public life, Walker has worked to address problems of injustice, inequality, and poverty as an activist, teacher, and public intellectual.

2 The Color Purple Collection

Author : Alice Walker
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  African American 
Price :  $17.99
Release Date :  2012-09-11
Description :  <b>Three novels by a <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling author—including the Pulitzer Prize</b><b>winner <i>The Color Purple</i>—that speak to the African experience in America.</b><br /> &#xa0;<i>The Color Purple </i>is Alice Walker’s stunning, Pulitzer Prize–winning novel of courage in the face of oppression. Celie grows up in rural Georgia, navigating a childhood of ceaseless abuse. Not only is she poor and despised by the society around her, she’s badly treated by her family. As a teenager she begins writing letters directly to God in an attempt to transcend a life that often seems too much to bear. Her letters span twenty years and record a journey of self-discovery and empowerment through the guiding light of a few strong women and her own implacable will to find harmony with herself and her home.&#xa0;<i>&#xa0;</i>In<i> The Temple of My Familiar</i>, Celie and Shug from <i>The Color Purple</i> follow the lives of a brilliant cast of characters, all dealing in some way with the legacy of the African experience in America. From recent African immigrants, to a woman who grew up in the mixed-race rainforest communities of South America, to Celie’s own granddaughter living in modern-day San Francisco, all must come to understand the brutal stories of their ancestors to come to terms with their own troubled lives. &#xa0;&#xa0;<i>Possessing the Secret of Joy </i>portrays Tashi’s tribe, the Olinka, where young girls undergo genital mutilation as an initiation into the community. Tashi manages to avoid this fate at first, but when pressed by tribal leaders, she submits. Years later, married and living in America as Evelyn Johnson, Tashi’s inner pain emerges. As she questions why such a terrifying, disfiguring sacrifice was required, she sorts through the many levels of subjugation with which she’s been burdened over the years.<br /><br /> Hailed by the<i> Washington Post</i> as “one of the best American writers of today,” Alice Walker is a master storyteller and a major voice in modern literary fiction.&#xa0; “Walker is a lavishly gifted writer.”&#xa0;—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i>&#xa0;<br /> “Alice Walker shrinks for no moral or emotional complexity, and she writes consummately skillful short stories.” —<i>San Francisco Chronicle</i>&#xa0;<br /> &#xa0;“Walker is one of the best American writers of today.” —<i>The Washington Post </i>&#xa0;&#xa0;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 <i>The Color Purple</i>, which also won the National Book Award. Her other novels include <i>The Third Life of Grange Copeland</i>, <i>Meridian</i>, <i>The Temple of My Familiar</i>, and <i>Possessing the Secret of Joy</i>. In her public life, Walker has worked to address problems of injustice, inequality, and poverty as an activist, teacher, and public intellectual.

3 Meridian

Author : Alice Walker
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  African American 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2011-11-22
Description :  <b>“A classic novel of both feminism and the Civil Rights movement” in 1960s Atlanta by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of <i>The Color Purple</i> (<i>Ms.</i>).</b>&#xa0;As she approaches the end of her teen years, Meridian Hill has already married, divorced, and given birth to a son. She’s looking for a second chance, and at a small college outside Atlanta, Georgia, in the early 1960s, Meridian discovers the civil rights movement. So fully does the cause guide her life that she’s willing to sacrifice virtually anything to help transform the conditions of a people whose subjugation she shares. &#xa0;<br /> &#xa0;<i>Meridian</i> draws from Walker’s own experiences working alongside some of the heroes of the civil rights movement, and the novel stands as a shrewd and affecting document of the dissolution of the Jim Crow South.&#xa0;<br /> &#xa0;This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.<br /> &#xa0;&#xa0;“Beautifully presented and utterly convincing.” —<i>The New Yorker</i>&#xa0;<br /> &#xa0;“A classic novel of both feminism and the civil rights movement.” —<i>Ms.</i>&#xa0;<br /> &#xa0;&#xa0;Alice Walker (b. 1944), one of the United States’ preeminent writers, is an award-winning author of novels, stories, essays, and poetry. Walker was the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1983 for her novel <i>The Color Purple</i>, which also won the National Book Award. Her other books include <i>The Third Life of Grange Copeland</i>, <i>Meridian</i>, <i>The Temple of My Familiar</i>, and <i>Possessing the Secret of Joy</i>. In her public life, Walker has worked to address problems of injustice, inequality, and poverty as an activist, teacher, and public intellectual.

4 The Third Life of Grange Copeland

Author : Alice Walker
Genre :  African American  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2011-11-22
Description :  <b>From the <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling author of <i>The Color Purple</i>: A “moving, tender” novel of a Deep South tenant farmer’s quest for a new life (<i>Publishers Weekly</i>).</b><br /><br /> Grange Copeland, a deeply conflicted and struggling tenant farmer in the Deep South of the 1930s, leaves his family and everything he’s ever known to find happiness and respect in the cold cities of the North. This misadventure, his “second life,” proves a dismal failure that sends him back where he came from to confront his now-grown-up son’s disastrous relationships with his own family, including Grange’s granddaughter, Ruth Copeland, a child that Grange grows to love. Love becomes the substance of his third and final life. He spends it in devotion to Ruth, teaching and protecting her—though the cost of doing so is almost more than he can bear.<br /><br /> From a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner, this is an “honest sensitive tale .&#xa0;.&#xa0;. leavened by those moments of humor and warmth that have enabled men and women to endure so much tragedy” (<i>Chicago Daily News</i>).<br /> &#xa0;<i>This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.</i>&#xa0;“Walker dares to reveal truths about men and women, about blacks and whites, about God and love. . . . And we, like Alice Walker's marvelous characters, come away transformed by knowledge and love but most of all by wonder.” —<i>Essence</i>&#xa0;<br /> &#xa0;“Alice Walker is a lavishly gifted writer.”&#xa0;—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i>&#xa0;<br /> &#xa0;“Graphic and authentic . . . moving, tender, and all too tragic.”&#xa0;—<i>Publishers Weekly</i>&#xa0;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 <i>The Color Purple</i>, which also won the National Book Award. Her other novels include <i>The Third Life of Grange Copeland</i>, <i>Meridian</i>, <i>The Temple of My Familiar</i>, and <i>Possessing the Secret of Joy</i>. In her public life, Walker has worked to address problems of injustice, inequality, and poverty as an activist, teacher, and public intellectual.

5 In Love & Trouble

Author : Alice Walker
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Fiction & Literature  African American 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2011-11-22
Description :  <b>Short fiction about the female experience from the <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling author of <i>The Color Purple</i>, “one of the best American writers of today” (<i>The Washington Post</i>).</b><br /> &#xa0;Here are stories of women traveling with the weight of broken dreams, with kids in tow, with doubt and regret, with memories of lost loves, with lovers who have their own hard pasts and hard edges. Some from the South, some from the North, some rich and some poor, the characters that inhabit <i>In</i><i>Love &amp; Trouble</i> all seek a measure of self-fulfillment, even as they struggle with difficult circumstances and limiting social conventions.<br /> &#xa0;The stories that make up Alice Walker’s debut short fiction collection reflect her tenacious commitment to face brutal and sometimes melancholy truths while also illuminating the ways in which the courageous pursuit of love brings hope to even the most harrowing lives. &#xa0;<br /> &#xa0;<i>This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.&#xa0;</i><br /> &#xa0;“Alice Walker shrinks for no moral or emotional complexity, and she writes consummately skillful short stories.” —<i>San Francisco Chronicle</i>&#xa0;<br /> &#xa0;“Alice Walker is one of the best American writers of today.” —<i>The Washington Post </i>&#xa0;<br /> &#xa0;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 <i>The Color Purple</i>, which also won the National Book Award. Her other novels include <i>The Third Life of Grange Copeland</i>, <i>Meridian</i>, <i>The Temple of My Familiar</i>, and <i>Possessing the Secret of Joy</i>. In her public life, Walker has worked to address problems of injustice, inequality, and poverty as an activist, teacher, and public intellectual.

6 The Temple of My Familiar

Author : Alice Walker
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  African American 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2011-09-20
Description :  <b>In Walker’s follow-up to </b><b><i>The Color Purple</i></b><b>,</b><b> webs of characters are drawn toward critical confrontations with history </b>&#xa0;<br /><br />In<i> The Temple of My Familiar</i>, Celie and Shug from <i>The Color Purple</i> subtly shadow the lives of dozens of characters, all dealing in some way with the legacy of the African experience in America. From recent African immigrants, to a woman who grew up in the mixed-race rainforest communities of South America, to Celie’s own granddaughter living in modern-day San Francisco, all must come to understand the brutal stories of their ancestors to come to terms with their own troubled lives. &#xa0;<br /><br />As Walker follows these astonishing characters, she weaves a new mythology from old fables and history, a profoundly spiritual explanation for centuries of shared African-American experience.<br /><br />This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

7 In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens

Author : Alice Walker
Genre :  Social Science  Books  Nonfiction 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2011-11-22
Description :  <b>Walker’s collection of early nonfiction serves as the manifesto of a young artist—and an illuminating self-portrait</b>&#xa0;<br /><br />What is a womanist? Alice Walker sets out to define the concept in this anthology of early essays and other nonfiction pieces. As she outlines it, a womanist is a person who prefers to side with the oppressed: with women, with people of color, with the poor. As a writer, Walker has always taken such people as her primary subjects, and her search for paths toward self-possession and freedom always holds out hope for the transformative power of compassion and love. Whether she’s taking on nuclear proliferation, the promise and problems of the civil rights movement, or her own creative process, Walker always brings to bear a fearless determination to tell the truth. &#xa0;<br /><br />This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.&#xa0;<br /><br />“[<i>In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens</i>] reflects not only ideas but a life that has breathed color, sound, and soul into fiction and poetry—and into our lives as well.” —<i>San Francisco Chronicle</i>&#xa0;<br /><br />“What is said from the depths of oppression illuminates all other oppressions.” —<i>New Statesman</i>&#xa0;<br /><br />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 <i>The Color Purple</i>, which also won the National Book Award. Her other novels include <i>The Third Life of Grange Copeland</i>, <i>Meridian</i>, <i>The Temple of My Familiar</i>, and <i>Possessing the Secret of Joy</i>. In her public life, Walker has worked to address problems of injustice, inequality, and poverty as an activist, teacher, and public intellectual.

8 You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down

Author : Alice Walker
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Fiction & Literature  African American 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2011-11-22
Description :  <b>Women stand their ground in the midst of crisis in this story collection by the <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling author of <i>The Color Purple</i>.</b><br /> &#xa0;This collection builds on Alice Walker’s earlier work, the much-praised <i>In Love &amp; Trouble</i>. But unlike her first collection of stories, the women in these tenderly wrought tales face their problems head on, proving powerful and self-possessed even when degraded by others—sometimes by those closest to them. But even as the female protagonists face exploitation, social asymmetries, and casual cruelties, Walker leavens her stories with ample wit and, as always, an eye for the redemptive power of love. &#xa0;<br /> &#xa0;A collection that reveals a master of fiction approaching the fullness of her talent, these are the stories Walker produced while penning <i>The Color Purple</i>.<br /> &#xa0;<i>This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.</i>&#xa0;“Alice Walker shrinks from no moral or emotional complexity, and she writes consummately skillful short stories.”&#xa0;—<i>San Francisco Chronicle</i>&#xa0;<br /> “These are stories from a woman who has under her control as a writer a wide range of material, from the lives of the ordinary poor to the lives of artists and academics.” —<i>The Washington Post</i>&#xa0;&#xa0;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 <i>The Color Purple</i>, which also won the National Book Award. Her other novels include <i>The Third Life of Grange Copeland</i>, <i>Meridian</i>, <i>The Temple of My Familiar</i>, and <i>Possessing the Secret of Joy</i>. In her public life, Walker has worked to address problems of injustice, inequality, and poverty as an activist, teacher, and public intellectual.

9 The Chicken Chronicles

Author : Alice Walker
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $16.99
Release Date :  2011-05-10
Description :  Here is a glorious, offbeat, compassionate, and “eccentrically inspirational” (<i>Kirkus Reviews</i>) memoir in which Alice Walker shares her experiences raising and caring for a flock of chickens. In pieces that are by turns moving, thoughtful, and utterly captivating, Walker addresses her “girls” directly, sometimes from the intimate proximity of her yard, other times at a great distance, during her travels to Bali and Dharamsala as an activist for peace and justice. On the way, she invites readers along on a surprising journey of inspiration, strength, and spiritual discovery.<br /><br />Uplifting, heartbreaking, and memorable, <i>The Chicken Chronicles</i> lets us see a new and deeply personal side of one of the most inspiring writers of our time. It is also a powerful touchstone for anyone seeking a deeper connection with the natural world.

10 Hope Beneath Our Feet

Author : Martin Keogh, Michael Pollan, Barbara Kingsolver, Alice Walker & Howard Zinn
Genre :  Nature  Books  Science & Nature  Nonfiction  Social Science 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2010-09-07
Description :  The environmental “tipping point” we approach is more palpable each day, and people are seeing it in ways they can no longer ignore—we need only turn on the news to hear the litany of what is wrong around us. Serious reflection, inspiration, and direction on how to approach the future are now critical.<br /><br /><i>Hope Beneath Our Feet</i> creates a space for change with stories, meditations, and essays that address the question, “If our world is facing an imminent environmental catastrophe, how do I live my life right now?” This collection provides tools, both practical and spiritual, to those who care about our world and to those who are just now realizing they need to care. Featuring prominent environmentalists, artists, CEOs, grassroots activists, religious figures, scientists, policy makers, and indigenous leaders, <i>Hope Beneath Our Feet</i> shows readers how to find constructive ways to channel their energies and fight despair with engagement and participation. Presenting diverse strategies for change as well as grounds for hope, the contributors to this anthology celebrate the ways in which we can all engage in beneficial action for ourselves, our communities, and the world.<br /><br />Contributors include: <br />Diane Ackerman<br />Paul Hawken<br />Derrick Jensen<br />Barbara Kingsolver<br />Francis Moore Lappé<br />Barry Lopez<br />Bill McKibben<br />Michael Pollan<br />Alice Walker<br />Howard Zinn<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

11 We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting for

Author : Alice Walker
Genre :  Essays  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $17.99
Release Date :  2007-11-06
Description :  A <i>New York Times</i> bestseller in hardcover, Pulitzer Prize winner Alice Walker’s <i>We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For</i> was called “stunningly insightful” and “a book that will inspire hope” by <i>Publishers Weekly</i>.<br /><br />Drawing equally on Walker’s spiritual grounding and her progressive political convictions, each chapter concludes with a recommended meditation to teach us patience, compassion, and forgiveness. <i>We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For</i> takes on some of the greatest challenges of our times and in it Walker encourages readers to take faith in the fact that, despite the daunting predicaments we find ourselves in, we are uniquely prepared to create positive change.<br /><br />The hardcover edition of <i>We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For</i> included a national tour that saw standing-room–only crowds and standing ovations. Walker’s clear vision and calm meditative voice—truly “a light in darkness”—has struck a deep chord among a large and devoted readership.

12 Anything We Love Can Be Saved

Author : Alice Walker
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  1997-04-01
Description :  In <b>Anything We Love Can Be Saved</b>, Alice Walker writes about her life as an activist, in a book rich in the belief that the world is saveable, if only we will act. Speaking from her heart on a wide range of topics--religion and the spirit, feminism and race, families and identity, politics and social change--Walker begins with a moving autobiographical essay in which she describes her own spiritual growth and roots in activism. She goes on to explore many important private and public issues: being a daughter and raising one, dreadlocks, banned books, civil rights, and gender communication. She writes about Zora Neale Hurston and Salman Rushdie and offers advice to Bill Clinton. Here is a wise woman's thoughts as she interacts with the world today, and an important portrait of an activist writer's life.<br /><br />NOTE: This edition does not include photographs.

13 The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart

Author : Alice Walker
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary  African American 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2000-10-03
Description :  "These are the stories that came to me to be told after the close of a magical marriage to an extraordinary man that ended in a less-than-magical divorce. I found myself unmoored, unmated, ungrounded in a way that challenged everything I'd ever thought about human relationships. Situated squarely in that terrifying paradise called freedom, precipitously out on so many emotional limbs, it was as if I had been born; and in fact I was being reborn as the woman I was to become."<br /><br />So says Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker about her beautiful new book, in which "one of the best American writers today" (The Washington Post) gives us superb stories based on rich truths from her own experience. Imbued with Walker's wise philosophy and understanding of people, the spirit, sex and love, The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart begins with a lyrical, autobiographical story of a marriage set in the violent and volatile Deep South during the early years of the civil rights movement. Walker goes on to imagine stories that grew out of the life following that marriage—a life, she writes, that was "marked by deep sea-changes and transitions." These provocative stories showcase Walker's hard-won knowledge of love of many kinds and of the relationships that shape our lives, as well as her infectious sense of humor and joy. Filled with wonder at the power of the life force and of the capacity of human beings to move through love and loss and healing to love again, The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart is an enriching, passionate book by "a lavishly gifted writer" (The New York Times Book Review).

14 Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart

Author : Alice Walker
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  African American 
Price :  $12.99
Release Date :  2004-04-20
Description :  The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of <b>The Color Purple</b>, <b>Possessing the Secret of Joy, </b>and<b> The Temple of My Familiar</b> now gives us a beautiful new novel that is at once a deeply moving personal story and a powerful spiritual journey. <br /><br />In <b>Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart</b>, Alice Walker has created a work that ranks among her ?nest achievements: the story of a woman’s spiritual adventure that becomes a passage through time, a quest for self, and a collision with love. <br /><br />Kate has always been a wanderer. A well-published author, married many times, she has lived a life rich with explorations of the natural world and the human soul. Now, at fifty-seven, she leaves her lover, Yolo, to embark on a new excursion, one that begins on the Colorado River, proceeds through the past, and flows, inexorably, into the future. As Yolo begins his own parallel voyage, Kate encounters celibates and lovers, shamans and snakes, memories of family disaster and marital discord, and emerges at a place where nothing remains but love. <br /><br />Told with the accessible style and deep feeling that are its author’s hallmarks, <b>Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart</b> is Alice Walker’s most surprising achievement.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

15 By the Light of My Father's Smile

Author : Alice Walker
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  1998-09-14
Description :  A family from the United States goes to the remote Sierras in Mexico--Susannah, the writer-to-be; her sister, Magdalena; and their father and mother. There, amid an endangered band of mixed-race blacks and Indians called the Mundo, they begin an encounter that will change them more than they could ever dream.<br /><br />Moving back and forth in time, and among unforgettable characters and their magical stories, Walker brilliantly explores the ways in which a woman's denied sexuality leads to the loss of the much prized and necessary original self--and how she regains that self, even as her family's past of lies and love is transformed. . . .

16 Possessing the Secret of Joy

Author : Alice Walker
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  African American 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2011-09-20
Description :  <b>An American woman struggles with the genital mutilation she endured as a child in Africa in a <i>New York Times</i> bestseller “as compelling as <i>The Color Purple</i>” (<i>San Francisco Chronicle</i>).</b><br /><br /> In Tashi’s tribe, the Olinka, young girls undergo&#xa0;female genital mutilation as an initiation into the community. Tashi manages to avoid this fate at first, but when pressed by tribal leaders, she submits. Years later, married and living in America as Evelyn Johnson, Tashi’s inner pain emerges. As she questions why such a terrifying, disfiguring sacrifice was required, she sorts through the many levels of subjugation with which she’s been burdened over the years.<br /><br /> In <i>Possessing the Secret of Joy</i>, Alice Walker exposes the abhorrent practice of female genital mutilation in an unforgettable, moving novel.&#xa0;<br /><br /><i>This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.</i><br /><br /> “As compelling as <i>The Color Purple</i>.” —<i>San Francisco Chronicle</i>&#xa0;<br /><br /> “Walker’s remarkable compassion rings on every page, along with the most tender wit and evocative verbal music.” —<i>Cosmopolitan</i>&#xa0;<br /><br /> “Remarkable . . . superb fiction.” —<i>Daily News</i><br /> &#xa0;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 <i>The Color Purple</i>, which also won the National Book Award. Her other novels include <i>The Third Life of Grange Copeland</i>, <i>Meridian</i>, <i>The Temple of My Familiar</i>, and <i>Possessing the Secret of Joy</i>. In her public life, Walker has worked to address problems of injustice, inequality, and poverty as an activist, teacher, and public intellectual.

17 Voices in Our Blood

Author : Jon Meacham, Maya Angelou, Ralph Ellison, Alice Walker & James Baldwin
Genre :  United States  Books  History  Politics & Current Events  Nonfiction  Social Science 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2001-01-09
Description :  <b>A literary anthology of important and artful interpretations of&#xa0;the civil rights movement and the fight against white supremacy, past and present—including pieces by Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, Alice Walker, Richard Wright, and John Lewis&#xa0;</b><br /><br /> Editor Jon Meacham has chosen pieces by journalists, novelists, historians, and artists, bringing together a wide range of perspectives and experiences. The result is an unprecedented and powerful portrait of the movement’s spirit and struggle, told through voices that resonate with passion and strength.<br /><br /> Maya Angelou takes us on a poignant journey back to her childhood in the Arkansas of the 1930s. On the front page of <i>The New York Times</i>, James Reston marks the movement’s apex as he describes what it was like to watch Martin Luther King, Jr., deliver his heralded “I Have a Dream”&#xa0;speech in real time. Alice Walker takes up the movement’s progress a decade later in her article “Choosing to Stay at Home: Ten Years After the March on Washington.”&#xa0;And John Lewis chronicles the unimaginable courage of the ordinary African Americans who challenged the prevailing order, paid for it in blood and tears, and justly triumphed.<br /><br /> <i>Voices in Our Blood</i> is a compelling look at the movement as it actually happened, from the days leading up to World War II to the anxieties and ambiguities of this new century. The story of race in America is a never-ending one, and <i>Voices in Our Blood</i> tells us how we got this far—and how far we still have to go to reach the Promised Land.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Voices in Our Blood</i></b><br />&#xa0;<br />“Jon Meacham . . . has done about the best job of anthologizing the movement that I’ve ever seen.”<b>—Tom Wicker,&#xa0;<i>Mother Jones</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “Compelling . . . Acting as a maestro for an orchestra of gifted writers, Meacham succeeds at transporting the reader to the confused heart of American race relations, down to the core of the misunderstandings, the invitations to hate, and the violence.”<b>—Juan Williams, <i>The Washington Monthly</i></b><br /> &#xa0;<br /> “A collection of first-rate writings by gifted authors on America’s struggle for racial justice.”<b>—James Ralph, <i>Chicago Tribune</i></b><br /><br /> “The writing in this collection sparkles.”<b>—Robert Joiner, <i>St. Louis Post-Dispatch</i></b>

18 The Cushion in the Road

Author : Alice Walker
Genre :  Essays  Books  Fiction & Literature  Health, Mind & Body  Spirituality  Religion & Spirituality 
Price :  $17.99
Release Date :  2013-04-09
Description :  This gorgeous collection gathers Alice Walker’s wide-ranging meditations—many of them previously unpublished—on our intertwined personal, spiritual, and political destinies. For the millions of her devoted fans, and for readers of Walker’s bestselling 2006 book, <i>We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For</i>, here is a brand new "gift of words" that invites readers on a journey of political awakening and spiritual insight.<br /><br /><i>The Cushion in the Road</i> finds the Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist, poet, essayist, and activist at the height of her literary powers, sharing fresh vantages and a deepening engagement with our world. Walker writes that "we are beyond a rigid category of color, sex, or spirituality if we are truly alive," and the pieces in <i>The Cushion in the Road</i> illustrate this idea beautifully. Visiting themes she has addressed throughout her career—including racism, Africa, Palestinian solidarity, and Cuba—as well as addressing emergent issues, such as the presidency of Barack Obama on health care, Walker explores her conflicting impulses to retreat into inner contemplation and to remain deeply engaged with the world.<br /><br />Rich with humor and wisdom, and informed by Walker’s unique eye for the details of human and natural experience, <i>The Cushion in the Road</i> will please longtime Walker fans as well as those who are new to her work.

19 Overcoming Speechlessness

Author : Alice Walker
Genre :  Philosophy  Books  Nonfiction  History  Military  Europe 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2010-04-06
Description :  In 2006, Alice Walker, working with Women for Women International, visited Rwanda and the eastern Congo to witness the aftermath of the genocide in Kigali. Invited by Code Pink, an antiwar group working to end the Iraq War, Walker traveled to Palestine/Israel three years later to view the devastation on the Gaza Strip. Here is her testimony.<br />Bearing witness to the depravity and cruelty, she presents the stories of the individuals who crossed her path and shared their tales of suffering and courage. Part of what has happened to human beings over the last century, she believes, is that we have been rendered speechless by unusually barbaric behavior that devalues human life. We have no words to describe what we witness. Self-imposed silence has slowed our response to the plight of those who most need us, often women and children, but also men of conscience who resist evil but are outnumbered by those around them who have fallen victim to a belief in weapons, male or ethnic dominance, and greed.

20 Living by the Word

Author : Alice Walker
Genre :  Essays  Books  Fiction & Literature  Nonfiction  Social Science 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2011-11-22
Description :  <b>In Walker’s second collection of essays, the author helps readers understand her ambitions as an artist, citizen of the world, and spiritual seeker</b>&#xa0;<br /><br />In a follow-up to her collection of essays, <i>In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens</i>, Walker takes a look at a vast range of issues both personal and global, from her experience with the filming of <i>The Color Purple</i>, 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.&#xa0;<br /><br />This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.&#xa0;<br /><br />“Entertaining and often stirring . . .”—<i>Library Journal</i>&#xa0;<br /><br />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 <i>The Color Purple</i>, which also won the National Book Award. Her other novels include <i>The Third Life of Grange Copeland</i>, <i>Meridian</i>, <i>The Temple of My Familiar</i>, and <i>Possessing the Secret of Joy</i>. In her public life, Walker has worked to address problems of injustice, inequality, and poverty as an activist, teacher, and public intellectual.

21 Revolutionary Petunias

Author : Alice Walker
Genre :  Poetry  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2011-11-22
Description :  <b>National Book Award Finalist: The love poems of an author caught up in a hopeful and sometimes violent upheaval.</b>&#xa0;When Alice Walker published her second collection of poems in 1976, she had spent the previous decade deeply immersed in the civil rights movement. In these verses are her most visceral reactions to a moment in history that would shape the country, and that she herself influenced through words and advocacy. In hymns to ancestors, passionate polemics, and laments for lost possibilities, Walker addresses the problems of the past while keeping an eye on the possibilities of the future. Even in the midst of the call for change, these poems reveal a deep yearning for individual connection to others, as well as a deeply personal connection to nature. &#xa0;<br /> This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.&#xa0;<br /> &#xa0;“Alice Walker is quick, direct, witty . . .” —<i>Chicago Daily News</i>&#xa0;<br /> &#xa0;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 <i>The Color Purple</i>, which also won the National Book Award. Her other novels include <i>The Third Life of Grange Copeland</i>, <i>Meridian</i>, <i>The Temple of My Familiar</i>, and <i>Possessing the Secret of Joy</i>. In her public life, Walker has worked to address problems of injustice, inequality, and poverty as an activist, teacher, and public intellectual.

22 The World Will Follow Joy

Author : Alice Walker
Genre :  Poetry  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  2013-04-02
Description :  "Poetry is leading us," writes Alice Walker in <i>The World Will Follow Joy</i>. In this dazzling collection, the beloved writer offers over sixty new poems to incite and nurture contemporary activists. Hailed as a "lavishly gifted writer" (<i>The New York Times</i>), Walker imbues her poetry with evocative images, fresh language, anger, forgiveness, and profound wisdom. Casting her poetic eye toward history, politics, and nature, as well as to world figures such as Jimmy Carter, Gloria Steinem, and the Dalai Lama, she is indeed a “muse for our times” (Amy Goodman).<br /><br />By attentively chronicling the conditions of human life today, Walker shows, as ever, her deep compassion, profound spirituality, and necessary political commitments. The poems in <i>The World Will Follow Joy</i> remind us of our human capacity to come together and take action, even in our troubled political times. Above all, the gems in this collection illuminate what it means to live in our world today.

23 A Poem Traveled Down My Arm

Author : Alice Walker
Genre :  Poetry  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2003-10-28
Description :  In this illuminating book, Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist and acclaimed poet Alice Walker reveals her remarkable philosophy of life. Curiously, this labor of love started with the author’s signature: Faced with the daunting task of providing autographs for multiple copies of one of her poetry collections, Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth, Walker turned an act of repetition into an act of inspiration. For each autograph became something more than a name: a thoughtful reflection, an impromptu sketch, a heartfelt poem. The result is this spontaneous burst of the unexpected. A Poem Traveled Down My Arm is a lovely collection of insights and drawings—by turns charming and humorous, provocative and profound—that represent the wisdom of one of today’s most beloved writers. <br /><br />The essence of Walker’s independent spirit emanates from words and images that are simple but deep in meaning. An empowering approach to life...the inspiration to live completely in the moment...the chance to nurture one’s creativity and peace of mind—all these beautiful elements are evoked by this unusual and original book.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

24 Once

Author : Alice Walker
Genre :  Poetry  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2011-11-22
Description :  <b>Alice Walker’s first published book collects poems written as a student and on her first visit to Africa</b>&#xa0;<br /><br />For readers seeking the origins of Alice Walker’s potent, distinctive voice, this collection will provide ample insight. Composed while she was still a student at Sarah Lawrence College in the late 1960s, these poems are already engaged with some of the moral dilemmas that have defined Walker’s entire career. Luminous vignettes from her first trip to Africa give way to reflections on the flourishing civil rights movement, while an eye for the transformative power of love and beauty run through all twenty-seven entries. Walker’s talents are prodigious, yet it’s her pure moral and aesthetic clarity that impress most in this debut work.&#xa0;<br /><br />This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.&#xa0;<br /><br />“A sensitive, spirited, and intelligent poet. Feeling is channeled into a style that is direct and sharp . . .” —<i>Poetry</i>&#xa0;<br /><br />“Brief, slashing poems—young, and in the sun.” —Muriel Rukeyser&#xa0;<br /><br />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 <i>The Color Purple</i>, which also won the National Book Award. Her other novels include <i>The Third Life of Grange Copeland</i>, <i>Meridian</i>, <i>The Temple of My Familiar</i>, and <i>Possessing the Secret of Joy</i>. In her public life, Walker has worked to address problems of injustice, inequality, and poverty as an activist, teacher, and public intellectual.

25 Hard Times Require Furious Dancing

Author : Alice Walker
Genre :  Poetry  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2013-08-27
Description :  With this collection of poems, Alice Walker confronts personal and collective challenges in words that dance, sing, and heal.

26 The World Has Changed

Author : Alice Walker
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Nonfiction  Social Science 
Price :  $18.99
Release Date :  2010-04-20
Description :  <i>The World Has Changed: Conversations with Alice Walker</i> includes compelling conversations between acclaimed writer Walker and other significant literary and cultural figures, including Gloria Steinem, Howard Zinn, Pema Chodron, Claudia Tate, Margo Jefferson, William Ferris, Paula Giddings, and Amy Goodman. Each conversation represents a different stage in Walker’s artistic and spiritual development; taken together, they offer an unprecedented angle of vision on her career as well as on her personal and political development. Noted literary scholar Rudolph Byrd sets Walker’s work into context with an introductory essay, as well as with a comprehensive annotated bibliography of her writings.<br /><br />Includes Alice Walker in conversation with the following: <br /><b>John O’Brien</b> (1973) on her early writing career and inspirations <br /><b>Claudia Tate</b> (1983) on being part of the emerging coterie of black women writers in the 1970s<br /><b>Ellen Bring</b> (1988) on her animal rights activism and its importance to her world view and writing<br /><b>Claudia Dreifus</b>(1989) on politics and fiction writing<br /><b>Paula Giddings</b> (1992) in <i>Essence</i><br /><b>Jody Hoy</b> (1994) on her personal philosophy<br /><b>Tammy Simon</b> from <i>Sounds True Recordings</i> (1995)<br /><b>Evelyn White</b> from <i>Ms.</i> (1998)<br /><b>Pema Chodron</b> (1998) on the importance of Buddhisim to her work and writing <br /><b>William R. Ferris</b> (2004) on being a black female writer from the South<br /><b>Margo Jefferson</b> A Conversation from LIVE FROM THE NYPL (2005) on her success with <i>The Color Purple</i> and being a celebrity<br /><b>Amy Goodman</b> (March 2006) on her politics and activism<br /><b>George Galloway</b> (November 2006) on why she supports Castro <br /><b>Marrianne Schnall</b> from feminist.com (December 2006)<br /><b>Howard Zinn</b> on her Mississippi years, experiences with Zinn as a student, role of the civil rights movement in her work.

27 Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful

Author : Alice Walker
Genre :  Poetry  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2011-11-22
Description :  <b>Poems from the author of <i>The Color Purple</i>: “This book has two fine strengths—a music that comes along sometimes [and] Walker’s own tragicomic gifts” (<i>The New York Times Book Review</i>).</b><br /> &#xa0;The title of this collection comes from a Native American shaman who, reflecting on the terrible problems brought by white colonizers, nearly forgave them all because with the settlers came horses to the North American Plains. And, indeed, in these poems we find Alice Walker seeking a saving grace even in the most difficult circumstances, and in the hearts of the most brutal oppressors. Here Walker’s attention turns toward the small moments and subliminal exchanges between lovers and enemies, even as her verse addresses concerns as vast as the choking of the planet by war and pollution.<br /><i>This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.</i><br /> &#xa0;“In the tradition of Whitman, Walker sings, celebrates, and agonizes over the ordinary vicissitudes that link and separate all of human-kind” —Sonia Gernes&#xa0;<br /> 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 <i>The Color Purple</i>, which also won the National Book Award. Her other novels include <i>The Third Life of Grange Copeland</i>, <i>Meridian</i>, <i>The Temple of My Familiar</i>, and <i>Possessing the Secret of Joy</i>. In her public life, Walker has worked to address problems of injustice, inequality, and poverty as an activist, teacher, and public intellectual.

28 Sent by Earth

Author : Alice Walker
Genre :  Philosophy  Books  Nonfiction  History  United States  Health, Mind & Body  Self-Improvement 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2001-12-04
Description :  Now more timely than ever, Alice Walker’s Sent By Earth reflects on the tragedy of September 11, 2001, and addresses the anger many Americans felt at the presumed perpetrator of the attack: Osama bin Laden. In powerfully reflective, nuanced, and above all heartfelt prose, Walker explores the seeds of hatred and resentment around the globe, and advances a surprisingly controversial theory: that hatred can never be defeated by hatred, but only by love.

29 Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth

Author : Alice Walker
Genre :  Poetry  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2003-03-04
Description :  In this exquisite book, Alice Walker’s first new collection of poetry since 1991, are poems that reaffirm her as “one of the best American writers of today” (<i>The Washington Post</i>). The forces of nature and the strength of the human spirit inspire the poems in <b>Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth</b>. Alice Walker opens us to feeling and understanding, with poems that cover a broad spectrum of emotions. With profound artistry, Walker searches for, discovers, and declares the <br />fundamental beauty of existence, as she explores what it means to experience life fully, to learn from it, and to grow both as an individual and as part of a greater spiritual community. <br /><br />About Walker’s <b>Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful</b>,<b> </b><i>America</i> said, “In the tradition of Whitman, Walker sings, celebrates and agonizes over the ordinary vicissitudes that link and separate all of humankind,” and the same can be said about this astonishing new collection,<b> Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth</b>.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

30 Dream of a Nation

Author : Tyson Miller, Paul Hawken & Alice Walker
Genre :  Politics & Current Events  Books 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2011-10-15
Description :  <i>"Designed to flip the switch from toe-dipper to full-on, change-the-world citizens."&#xa0;</i> - Yes! Magazine<br /><br /> It was Margaret Mead who said that a small group of informed and dedicated individuals could change the world–<i>and that it was the only thing that ever had. </i>Imagine what a large group of informed and dedicated individuals could do. With contributions from more than 60 pioneering visionaries and leaders, it shines a light on the ideas and people that are grounded in common sense and stewardship. <i>Dream of a Nation</i> is both sobering and inspiring and is a reader’s invitation to be a part of creating the future.<br /><br /> Over three years in the making, a comprehensive path forward is presented across a range of key issues including: Building an Equitable and Green Economy, Waging Peace, Strengthening Community, Media Reform, People-Centered Government, Ending Poverty, and much more. It is everyday citizens who make this nation great and the critical information found in <i>Dream of a Nation</i> empowers us with what we need to be agents of change.<br /><br /> <b><i>“The most important thing humanity can do is</i></b><i> </i><b><i>believe in itself.</i></b><i> That we can grow, we can change, we can rouse ourselves in time to make big changes happen. Dream of a Nation encourages movement in this direction. It offers hundreds of ideas and examples of </i><b><i>how smart, committed and daring we can be.”&#xa0;</i> </b>- <b>Alice Walker</b><br /><br /> <i>“Dream of a Nation moves us past party lines and into the realm of what is possible.&#xa0;</i><br /> <i>This important work guides even the most disillusioned of us toward innovative measures that, if implemented, could benefit society in amazing ways and </i><b><i>make citizen activists out of us all. </i></b><i>Inspiring!</i><b><i>”</i>&#xa0; - Jennifer Grayson,<i> The Huffington Post</i></b>

31 El color púrpura

Author : Alice Walker
Genre :  African American  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2018-04-12
Description :  <b>Un clásico del feminismo y la lucha contra el racismo del siglo XX.</b><br /><br />Esta es la historia de dos hermanas: Nettie, que ejerce como misionera en África, y Celie, que vive en el Sur de Estados Unidos, casada con un hombre al que odia y abrumada por la vergüenza de haber sido violada por quien cree que es su padre. A lo largo de treinta años ambas mantienen el recuerdo y la esperanza de reencontrarse y vuelcan sus sentimientos en unas cartas conmovedoras. Pero la dramática existencia de Celie cambiará cuando entre en su vida la amante de su marido, una extraordinaria mujer llama Shug Avery.<br /><br />Alice Walker traza en esta ya clásica historia, narrada en formato epistolar, un crudo y sin embargo bello relato del abuso hacia las mujeres y la comunidad afroamericana en los Estados Unidos de la primera mitad del siglo XX. El relato de ambas hermanas, merecedor del Premio Pulitzer y del National Book Award en 1983, se convierte en símbolo de una lucha que aún a día de hoy no hemos acabado de librar.<br /><br /><b>La crítica ha dicho...</b><br />«Una de las más talentosas escritoras estadounidenses.»<br />Isabel Allende<br /><br />«Una novela siempre vigente.»<br /><i>Newsweek</i><br /><br />«Alice Walker es una escritora maravillosamente dotada.»<i> </i><br /><i>The New York Times Book Review</i><br /><br />«<i>El color púrpura</i> sitúa a Walker a la altura de Faulkner.»<i> </i><br /><i>The Nation</i><br /><br />«Genial. Un libro para enmarcar junto a los clásicos de la literatura de todos los tiempos.»<i> </i><br /><i>San Francisco Chronicle</i>

32 This Is Not A Border

Author : J.M. Coetzee, William Sutcliffe, Michael Ondaatje, Teju Cole, Alice Walker, Michael Palin, Deborah Moggach, China Miéville, Jeremy Harding & Henning Mankell
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Travel & Adventure  Middle East  History  Middle East 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2017-07-18
Description :  <b>Writers from Alice Walker to Michael Ondaatje to Claire Messud share their thoughts on one of the most vital gatherings of writers and readers in the world.</b><br /><b><br /></b>The Palestine Festival of Literature was established in 2008 by authors Ahdaf Soueif, Brigid Keenan, Victoria Brittain and Omar Robert Hamilton. Bringing writers to Palestine from all corners of the globe, it aimed to break the cultural siege imposed by the Israeli military occupation, to strengthen artistic links with the rest of the world, and to reaffirm, in the words of Edward Said, "the power of culture over the culture of power."<br /><br /> Celebrating the tenth anniversary of PalFest, <i>This Is Not a Border</i> is a collection of essays, poems, and sketches from some of the world's most distinguished artists, responding to their experiences at this unique festival. Both heartbreaking and hopeful, their gathered work is a testament to the power of literature to promote solidarity and hope in the most desperate of situations.<br /><br /> Contributing authors<b> </b>include<b> </b>J. M. Coetzee, China Miéville, Alice Walker, Geoff Dyer, Claire Messud, Henning Mankell, Michael Ondaatje, Kamila Shamsie, Michael Palin, Deborah Moggach, Mohammed Hanif, Gillian Slovo, Adam Foulds, Susan Abulhawa, Ahdaf Soueif, Jeremy Harding, Brigid Keenan, Rachel Holmes, Suad Amiry, Gary Younge, Jamal Mahjoub, Molly Crabapple, Najwan Darwish, Nathalie Handal, Omar Robert Hamilton, Pankaj Mishra, Raja Shehadeh, Selma Dabbagh, William Sutcliffe, Atef Abu Saif, Yasmin El-Rifae, Sabrina Mahfouz, Alaa Abd El Fattah, Mercedes Kemp, Ru Freeman.<b></b>

33 La Couleur pourpre

Author : Alice Walker
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Literary 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2016-12-15
Description :  Dans la grande tradition du roman sudiste, <i>La Couleur pourpre</i>, qui dénonce l'oppression raciale et sexuelle dont furent victimes les femmes noires, a fait date. Celie et Nettie sont deux soeurs séparées à l'adolescence mais liées par un amour indéfectible que ne terniront ni les brimades ni le mépris, ni les guerres ni l'absence. Celie, mariée enfant à un homme violent, ne reçoit pas les lettres que lui adresse Nettie, devenue missionnaire en Afrique, car son mari les subtilise. Ignorant l'adresse de sa soeur, elle-même envoie ses lettres au Bon Dieu. Une correspondance sans espoir de réponse. Une correspondance qui sauvera les deux femmes du désespoir.<br /> Lauréat du prix Pulitzer et de l'American Book Award en 1983,<i> La Couleur pourpre</i> a été adapté au cinéma en 1984 par Steven Spielberg.<br /><br /> " Un récit bouleversant sur le combat des femmes pour l'égalité et l'indépendance. " <i>The New York Times Book Review</i>.<br />

34 Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart

Author : Alice Walker
Genre :  Poetry  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Release Date :  2018-10-02
Description :  <b>Alice Walker, author of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning <i>The Color Purple—</i>“an American novel of permanent importance” (<i>San Francisco Chronicle)—</i>crafts a bilingual collection that is both playfully imaginative and intensely moving.</b><br /><br />Presented in both English and Spanish, Alice Walker shares a timely collection of nearly seventy works of passionate and powerful poetry that bears witness to our troubled times, while also chronicling a life well-lived. From poems of painful self-inquiry, to celebrating the simple beauty of baking frittatas, Walker offers us a window into her magical, at times difficult, and liberating world of activism, love, hope and, above all, gratitude. Whether she’s urging us to preserve an urban paradise or behold the delicate necessity of beauty to the spirit, Walker encourages us to honor the divine that lives inside all of us and brings her legendary free verse to the page once again, demonstrating that she remains a revolutionary poet and an inspiration to generations of fans.



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