TITLE

ALICE WALKER: ENGAGING THE WORLD

PUB. DATE
May 2005
SOURCE
Literary Cavalcade;May2005, Vol. 57 Issue 8, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Interview
ABSTRACT
The article presents an interview with author Alice Walker. Walker was born to poor sharecropper parents in 1944. Her first book was a collection of poems published in 1968. Her 1982 novel, "The Color Purple," brought her wide critical acclaim, including the Pulitzer Prize. In addition to writing about the lives of African-American women, Walker also wrote a biography of poet Langston Hughes. When asked about how she became a writer, she said that she was influenced by everything and it was from reading books that she discovered how alike people are and how hard they will try to deny it--and with what bitter results.
ACCESSION #
16846767

 

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