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The Color Purple

Alice Walker
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Alice Walker

The classic, PULITZER PRIZE-winning novel that made Alice Walker a household name.Set in the deep American South between the wars, THE COLOR PURPLE is the classic tale of Celie, a young black girl born into poverty and segregation. Raped repeatedly by the man she calls 'father', she has two children taken away from her, is separated from her beloved sister Nettie and is trapped into an ugly marriage. But then she meets the glamorous Shug Avery, singer and magic-maker - a woman who has taken charge of her own destiny. Gradually Celie discovers the power and joy of her own spirit, freeing her from her past and reuniting her with those she loves.'One of the most haunting books you could ever wish to read ... it is stunning - moving, exciting, and wonderful' Lenny Henry

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The Alice Walker Collection

Alice Walker
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Alice Walker
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The Alice Walker Collection

Alice Walker
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Alice Walker
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We Are The Ones We Have Been Waiting For

Alice Walker
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Alice Walker
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Meridian

Alice Walker
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Alice Walker

The second novel written by Alice Walker, preceding THE COLOUR PURPLE is a heartfelt and moving story about one woman's personal revolution as she joins the Civil Rights Movement. Set in the American South in the 1960s it follows Meridian Hill, a courageous young woman who dedicates herself heart and soul to her civil rights work, touching the lives of those around her even as her own health begins to deteriorate. Hers is a lonely battle, but it is one she will not abandon, whatever the costs. This is classic Alice Walker, beautifully written, intense and passionate.

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The Temple of My Familiar

Alice Walker
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Alice Walker

'A romance of the last 500,000 years' from the Pulitzer prize winning author of THE COLOR PURPLE.A visionary cast of characters weave together their past and present in a brilliantly intricate tapestry of tales.It is the story of the dispossessed and displaced, of peoples whose history is ancient and whose future is yet to come.Here we meet Lissie, a woman of many pasts; Arveyda the great guitarist and his Latin American wife who has had to flee her homeland; Suwelo, the history teacher, and his former wife Fanny who has fallen in love with spirits. Hovering tantalisingly above their stories are Miss Celie and Shug, the beloved characters from THE COLOUR PURPLE.

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The Third Life of Grange Copeland

Alice Walker
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Alice Walker

Alice Walker's powerful first novel.Alice Walker's first book recounts the lives of three generations growing up in Georgia, where the author herself grew up. Grange Copeland is a black tenant farmer who is forced to leave his land and family in search of a better future. He heads North but discovers that the racism and poverty he experienced in the South are, in fact, everywhere. When he returns to Georgia years later he finds that his son Brownfield has been imprisoned for the murder of his wife. But hope comes in the form of the third generation as the guardian of the couple's youngest daughter, Grange Copeland, who glimpses a chance of both spiritual and social freedom.

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The Chicken Chronicles

Alice Walker
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Alice Walker
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Alice Walker: Living by the Word

Alice Walker
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Alice Walker

'An extraordinarily diverse collection; pure Walker, fresh-eyed and sassy' NEW YORK TIMESLiving by the Word is a memorable collection of essays, letters and journal extracts from Pulitzer Prize winner, Alice Walker.In her own immaculate prose, Alice Walker opens an intimate window to her world - whether it be her troubled relationship with her father, her upbringing amidst the poverty of rural Georgia, her daughter Rebecca, or simply her joy in choosing plants for her garden, planning the colours of her home, or relishing the taste of freshly picked vegetables. In other essays she explores themes such as the nature of dreams, justice, folklore and the role of ancestors. She details the story of Dessie Woods who was sent to jail for murdering her would-be rapist and highlights the role of racism and prejudice in the law's treatment of black women.Finally we travel with her on her journey to China, to Bali, and a visit to Nine Miles - the birthplace of the legendary Bob Marley.

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The Same River Twice

Alice Walker
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Alice Walker
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In Search of Our Mother's Gardens

Alice Walker
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Alice Walker
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Alice Walker: Collected Poems

Alice Walker
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Alice Walker

The collected poems of the Pulitzer Prize winning author of THE COLOR PURPLE.'I am the womanoffering two flowerswhose roots are twin.Justice and HopeHope and JusticeLet us begin'Alice Walker has been writing poetry since the summer of 1965, when she travelled to East Africa and began the collection ONCE while sitting beneath a tree facing Mount Kenya.Encompassing the collections ONCE, REVOLUTIONARY PETUNIAS & OTHER POEMS, GOOD NIGHT WILLIE LEE I'LL SEE YOU IN THE MORNING, and HORSES MAKE A LANDSCAPE LOOK MORE BEAUTIFUL as well as other poems, this is a wonderful, surprising, entertaining collection that offers a historical perspective on the evolution of both the poetry itself and the political and spiritual inspiration behind it.

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Now is the Time to Open Your Heart

Alice Walker
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Alice Walker

'A modern take on the Odyssey in which it is Penelope who wanders far from home before returning to her Odysseus' Sunday TelegraphKate has always been a wanderer. A well-published author, married several times, she has lived a life full of exploration. Now, as she begins to feel the first ravages of age, she wants to find a new sense of meaning. She leaves her lover Yolo on a journey down the Colorado river - a journey that will force her to re-explore her past and her future, and her connection to the real world. On her travels she meets shamans and the mysterious spiritual world of the native Indian. Yolo too begins his own journey as he travels to Hawaii and meets a former lover whose life is being destroyed by the excesses of American society. As Kate and Yolo gain shifting insights into the world around them, will their paths diverge or lead back to each other? This is a novel very much in tune with the zeitgeist - Alice Walker argues that we need to look inwards and develop a more open attitude in order to combat the pervasive climate of fear and distrust.

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The Complete Stories

Alice Walker
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Alice Walker

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By the Light of My Father's Smile

Alice Walker
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Alice Walker
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Anything We Love Can Be Saved

Alice Walker
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Alice Walker

From the author of THE COLOR PURPLE, a unique collection of essays about her life and her activism'The passion of lyricism that Alice Walker put to such good use in her novel The Color Purple is here in this collection of essays' Fay Weldon, Mail on SundayIn a world where cynicism and political apathy is commonplace, it is refreshing and inspiring to read the words of Alice Walker. For she believes that the things we treasure, and the world we live in, can all be saved if only we will act. Beginning with an autobiographical essay about the roots of her own activism, Alice Walker then goes on to explore diverse public issues such as single parenthood, freedom of the press, civil rights and religion.

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The Way Forward is with a Broken Heart

Alice Walker
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Alice Walker

From the author of THE COLOR PURPLE, fiction and autobiography blend in this fabulously rich collection of short stories'These are the stories that came to me to be told after the close of a magical marriage to an extraordinary man that ended in a less-than-magical divorce. I found myself unmoored, unmated, ungrounded in a way that challenged everything I'd ever thought about human relationships. Situated squarely in that terrifying paradise called freedom, precipitously out on so many emotional limbs, it was as if I had been born; and in fact I was being reborn as the woman I was to become'The Way Forward is with a Broken Heart starts with a lyrical, autobiographical story of the breakdown of a marriage during the early years of the civil rights movement. Alice Walker then goes on to imagine stories that grew out of the life following that marriage. Filled with wonder at the capacity of humans to move through love and loss, this is an uplifting read that showcases the authors warmth, wit and wisdom.

Alice Walker

Alice Walker won the Pulitzer prize and the American Book Award for The Color Purple. She is the author of many bestselling novels, essays and collections of poetry including Meridian, By the Light of My Father's Smile and The Third Life of Grange Copeland.Visit Alice Walker's official website at: alicewalkersgarden.com

Arthur Hugh Clough

Arthur Clough was a nineteenth-century poet and lecturer. His literary acquaintances included Matthew Arnold, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Charles Eliot.

Bo Burnham

An internet phenomenon at the age of sixteen, US comedian Bo Burnham had achieved international recognition by the age of 20. His three albums: Bo Burnham, Bo Fo Sho and Words, Words, Words, and his standup tour of the same name, garnered fans from all over the world as well as the Panel Award at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2010. http://boburnham.com/https://twitter.com/boburnhamhttp://youtube.com/boburnham