Out 1 April 2022, pre-order here.
For the first time, the edited journals of Alice Walker are gathered
together to reflect the complex, passionate, talented and acclaimed
Pulitzer Prize winner of The Color Purple. She intimately explores her
thoughts and feelings as a woman, a writer, an African-American, a wife,
a daughter, a mother, a lover, a sister, a friend, a citizen of the
world. In an unvarnished and singular voice, she explores an
astonishing array of events: marching in Mississippi with other foot
soldiers of the Civil Rights Movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr;
her marriage to a Jewish lawyer, defying laws that barred interracial
marriage in the 1960s South; an early miscarriage; writing her first
novel; the trials and triumphs of the Women's Movement; erotic
encounters and enduring relationships; the ancestral visits that led her
to write The Color Purple; winning the Pulitzer Prize; being admired
and maligned, sometimes in equal measure, for her work and her activism;
and burying her mother.
A powerful blend of Walker's personal life with political events, this revealing collection offers rare insight into a literary legend.
Gathering Blossoms Under Fire: The Journals of Alice Walker - Alice Walker
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