Walker, Alice 1944-
Most widely held works about Alice Walker
Most widely held works by Alice Walker
The color purple by Alice Walker ( Book )
192 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 16 languages and held by 6,461 libraries worldwide
Set in the period between the world wars, this novel tells of two sisters, their trials, and their survival.
The temple of my familiar by Alice Walker ( Book )
37 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 4,131 libraries worldwide
Returning frequently to Suwelo's visits to Mr. Hal and his stories about Fanny, this tale transcends time and examines such contradictions as black vs. white, man vs. woman, sexual freedom vs. sexual slavery, past vs. present, etc.
Possessing the secret of joy by Alice Walker ( Book )
37 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 3,756 libraries worldwide
The acclaimed author of The Color Purple presents a provocative story of a young tribal African woman who lives most of her adult life in America. Tashi submits toher people's custom of genital mutilation. Severely traumatize d by the experience, she spends the rest of her life battling madness, trying to regain the ability to recognize her own reality.
In search of our mothers' gardens : womanist prose by Alice Walker ( Book )
24 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 3,122 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: In this, her first collection of nonfiction, Alice Walker speaks out as a black woman, writer, mother, and feminist in thirty-six pieces ranging from the personal to the political. Among the contents are essays about other writers, accounts of the civil rights movement of the 1960s and the antinuclear movement of the 1980s, and a vivid memoir of a scarring childhood injury and her daughter's healing words.
By the light of my father's smile : a novel by Alice Walker ( Book )
24 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 2,990 libraries worldwide
A novel on two black sisters whose father forbids teen sex and when one engages in it gives her a hiding. The novel explores "the ways in which a woman's denied sexuality leads to the loss of the much-prized and necessary original self." By the author of The Color Purple.
Now is the time to open your heart : a novel by Alice Walker ( Book )
32 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 2,686 libraries worldwide
A well-published, numerous-times-divorced woman leaves her lover to embark on a personal journey that begins on the Colorado River and traverses through her past and into her future, while her lover begins his own parallel voyage. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple.
The way forward is with a broken heart by Alice Walker ( Book )
36 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,652 libraries worldwide
"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."--BOOK JACKET.
Meridian by Alice Walker ( Book )
38 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 2,612 libraries worldwide
Meridian Hill is a deserted teenage mother who volunteers to help in the local civil rights movement.
The same river twice : honoring the difficult : a meditation on life, spirit, art, and the making of the film, the color purple, ten years later by Alice Walker ( Book )
15 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 2,421 libraries worldwide
In the early eighties, the peaceful, reclusive life of poet and writer Alice Walker was interrupted by the appearance of three extraordinary gifts: a widely praised best-selling novel (The Color Purple), the Pulitzer Prize, and an offer from Steven Spielberg to make her novel into a film that would become a major international event. This last gift, which Walker identifies as "the knock at the door," led her into the labyrinth of a never-before-experienced creative collaboration, principally with Spielberg and Quincy Jones, and the "magic" and perils of moviemaking. The Same River Twice: Honoring the Difficult chronicles that period of transition, from recluse to public figure, and invites us to contemplate, along with her, the true significance of extraordinary gifts - especially when they are coupled, as in Walker's case, with the most severe criticism, overt hostility, and public censure from one's community of choice. The book is composed of entries from Walker's journals, correspondence - including letters to Spielberg, Jones, and Danny Glover, who played the much reviled Mister in the movie - and essays and articles that document the controversy in the African-American community upon the film's release. It also contains Walker's original screenplay for the film The Color Purple, a screenplay that ultimately was not used by Spielberg and has never been published. In three new essays, Walker looks back at what was taking place in her life at that time: the onset of a debilitating illness, the failing health of her adored mother, and the betrayal by her companion of thirteen years. How do the private and the public mesh, she asks, during periods of intense creativity and stress? In what ways do they support or weaken each other?
Her blue body everything we know : earthling poems, 1965-1990 complete by Alice Walker ( Book )
13 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 2,393 libraries worldwide
Walker brings a woman's wisdom to bear on love, life's unavoidable tragedies, blacks' struggle for equality and justice, and a world committing eco-suicide.
The third life of Grange Copeland by Alice Walker ( Book )
36 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,122 libraries worldwide
"Despondent over the futility of life in the South, black tenant farmer Grange Copeland leaves his wife and son in Georgia to head North. After meeting an equally humiliating existence there, he returns to Georgia, years later, to find his son, Brownfield, imprisoned for the murder of his wife. As the guardian of the couple's youngest daughter, Grange Copeland is looking at his third and final chance to free himself from spiritual and social enslavement." -- Back cover.
In love & trouble; stories of Black women by Alice Walker ( Book )
14 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in English and held by 2,075 libraries worldwide
The desires and fears of the American black woman are explored with compassion and understanding in these thirteen short stories.
Living by the word : selected writings, 1973-1987 by Alice Walker ( Book )
18 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 2,050 libraries worldwide
The The Color Purple meditates on planetary concerns as well as on feminist and political issues in her most deeply spiritual work yet. She writes of our intimate connection with nature, focuses on racial questions, reports on trips to China, Bali, and Jamaica, and more.
Anything we love can be saved : a writer's activism by Alice Walker ( Book )
33 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 2,005 libraries worldwide
Speaking from the heart on a wide range of topics - religion and the spirit, writing and language, families and identity, politics and social change - Walker begins with a moving autobiographical essay in which she describes her own spiritual growth and the roots of her activism, including reflections about religion in The Color Purple. She goes on to explore many important private and public issues: being a daughter and raising one, dreadlocks, banned books, civil rights, gender communication, and the ritual mutilation of children in Ghana. She writes about Zora Neale Hurston and Salman Rushdie and offers advice for Bill Clinton, for Fidel Castro, and for young women growing up. She comments on culture and cats, feminism and race, writing and living. Here are a wise woman's thoughts as she interacts with the world today, and an important portrait of an activist writer's life.
Warrior marks : female genital mutilation and the sexual blinding of women by Alice Walker ( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 1,906 libraries worldwide
In her best-selling 1992 novel, Possessing the Secret of Joy, Alice Walker opened a painful door: she brought the issue of female genital mutilation, a practice that affects one hundred million of the world's women, to the attention of the reading public. For many readers, this first encounter with a subject previously unfamiliar to them was shocking and unforgettable. Alice Walker decided early in the process of writing her novel that she had not yet done enough to help stop this age-old practice. She resolved to make a documentary film that would further educate people about the harmful, sometimes deadly process of removing the clitoris - and often the remaining outer genitalia - as a means of maintaining tradition and ensuring a woman's "cleanliness" and fidelity. To make the film, Alice Walker teamed up with Indian-British filmmaker Pratibha Parmar, whose credits include several widely acclaimed documentaries focusing on issues of race, gender, and sexuality. This book chronicles their odyssey together. Warrior Marks describes a unique filmmaking journey, from Alice Walker's first letter to Pratibha Parmar proposing the idea of the film to the many journal entries and observations each of them made along the way. From California to England to Senegal, The Gambia, and Burkina Faso, Warrior Marks follows Walker and Parmar as they interview people who are concerned with and affected by the practice of female genital mutilation. The text includes transcripts of their interviews, three new poems by Alice Walker, and over fifty photographs offering a vivid and poignant portrayal of the people and places they visited. For its insights into the collaborative creative process, as well as its perceptions about the politics of filmmaking and the politics of feminism, Warrior Marks is an extraordinary volume. It is also the adventure of two remarkable women who together fulfilled a dream.
You can't keep a good woman down : stories by Alice Walker ( Book )
4 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in English and held by 1,872 libraries worldwide
Fourteen short stories by the Pulitzer Prize winning author about strong women--their struggles and joys.
I love myself when I am laughing ... and then again when I am looking mean and impressive : a Zora Neale Hurston reader by Zora Neale Hurston ( Book )
3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 1,758 libraries worldwide
Anthology of essays, folklore and fiction by a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance.
Absolute trust in the goodness of the earth : new poems by Alice Walker ( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,666 libraries worldwide
"With profound artistry, Walker searches for, discovers, and declares the fundamental beauty of existence, as she explores what it means to live life fully, to learn from it, and to grow both as an individual and as part of a greater spiritual community"--Dustjacket.
Horses make a landscape look more beautiful : poems by Alice Walker ( Book )
6 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 1,552 libraries worldwide
Langston Hughes, American poet by Alice Walker ( Book )
6 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in English and held by 1,449 libraries worldwide
A biography of the American poet whose works articulated the despair of blacks over social and economic conditions.
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