Alice Walker: A Life

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W.W. Norton, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 538 pages
Alice Walker's life is remarkable not only because she was the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in fiction (the book that won her that award, The Color Purple, has been translated into nearly thirty languages and made into an Academy Award-nominated film), but also because these accomplishments are merely highlights of a luminous and varied career made from inauspicious beginnings in rural Georgia. Drawing on extensive interviews and exhaustive research, Evelyn C. White brings this life to light.

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A wonderful biography, beautifully-written, illuminating, and rich in detail and interest, but not nearly as well-done as she herself would do it - if she were so inclined! Her journey is fascinating, and she perhaps will tell it herself someday. I hope so. Read full review

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The Color Purple gave Alice Walker her greatest acclaim (and a Pulitzer Prize), but the novel and its movie adaptation were not without controversy. Walker was attacked for portraying black men ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Evelyn C. White, journalist, author, and editor of The Black Women's Health Book, is a visiting scholar in women's studies at Mills College. She lives in Oakland, California, and in Canada.

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