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The Welcome Table

Alice Walker
(b. 1944)

ALICE WALKER was born in Eatonton, Georgia, the eighth child of share- croppers. She attended Spelman College, Atlanta, but received her degree from Sarah Lawrence (1965). She worked with the civil rights movement and taught at Jackson State University, Mississippi. Walker has written novels, poetry, short stories, essays, and a children's biography of Langston Hughes (1974). The Color Purple, a novel, won the American Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize (1982). An eclectic group of essays, In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens appeared in 1983. She co-authored Warrior Marks: Female Genital Mutilation (1993); her novel Possessing the Secret of Joy (1992) is on the same subject. The Complete Stories was published in 1994. The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart appeared in 2000. Her most recent novel is Now is the Time to Open Your Heart (2004).

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SALON Departments: Lit Chat : Alice Walker
An interview with the author.

Anniiana's Alice Walker Page
This site provides a vast number of links to works by and about Alice Walker. Included are links to biographical information; interviews; poems, short stories, and excerpts; essays, articles, and criticism; reviews, and bibliographies.

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