Wednesday, April 29, 2009


The Color Purple, published in 1982, is a family epic that deals with the theme of the abuse of women as seen through the eyes of Celie, a southern black woman. The novel earned a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the American Book Award for 1983, as well as a National Book Critics Circle Award nomination.

Since the early 1980s, Alice Walker’s works have included In Search Of Our Mother’s Gardens (1983); Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful (1984); To Hell With Dying (1988); The Temple of My Familiar (1989)l and possessing the Secret of Joy (1992). She contributed to Double Stitch: Black Women Write About Mothers & Daughters (1993) and Everyday Use (1994).

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