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Book Title: In Search of Our Mother's Garden|
The author of the book: Alice Walker
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 743 KB
Edition: Turtleback Books
Date of issue: October 19th 1984
ISBN 13: 9780808598985
Read full description of the books In Search of Our Mother's Garden:In her first collection of nonfiction, Alice Walker speaks out as a black woman, writer, mother, feminist. The theme of her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "The Color Purple, " is at the heart of several of these essays: black women in relation to their families; their mothers; to each other; to black men; to white society and the world at large. In a number of other pieces, Walker discusses the writing of Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, and Flannery O'Connor, as well as her own work. She also looks at the civil rights movement of the 1960s and the antinuclear movement of the 1980s. Throughout the volume Walker explore the theories and practices of feminists and feminism, incorporating what she calls the "womanist" tradition of black women. And in a vivid and courageous memoir she tells of a scarring childhood injury and her daughter's healing words.
Read information about the authorAlice Walker, 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 The Color Purple, which also won the National Book Award. Her other books include The Third Life of Grange Copeland, Meridian, The Temple of My Familiar, and Possessing the Secret of Joy. In her public life, Walker has worked to address problems of injustice, inequality, and poverty as an activist, teacher, and public intellectual.
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