alice walker (left) and gloria steinem on the fall 2009 cover of ms magazine. Alice malsenior walker was born on february 9, 1944, in eatonton, georgia, to willie lee and minnie tallulah (grant) walker like many of walker's fictional. Alice walker, in full alice malsenior walker, (born february 9, 1944, eatonton, georgia, us), american writer whose novels, short stories, and poems are noted . The author of short stories and novels, essays and poetry and activist for racial civil rights, women's equality and peace among other. Our reading guide for the color purple by alice walker includes a book club discussion guide, book review, plot summary-synopsis and author bio.
Alice walkeralice walker was born in eatonton, georgia in 1944 she is the author of seven volumes of poetry, including revolutionary petunias and other. Timeline 1944: born in eatonton, georgia, the youngest of eight children 1952: accidentally shot and blinded in right eye by her brother by a bb gun pellet. Alice walker has been defined as one of the key international writers' of the 20th century walker made history as the first african-american.
Alice walker is an internationally celebrated writer, poet and activist whose books in the south), meridian (a spiritual biography of the civil rights movement),. Poet, short story writer, novelist, essayist, anthologist, teacher, editor, publisher, womanist and activist, alice malsenior walker was born at home on february 9,. Alice malsenior walker (born february 9, 1944) is an american author, poet, and activist she has written both fiction and essays about race and gender she is. Alice walker wrote the color purple, the 1982 novel that won the pulitzer prize and was made into a steven spielberg movie starring oprah winfrey and.
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