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Walker’s collection of early nonfiction serves as the manifesto of a young artist—and an illuminating self-portrait 

What is a womanist? Alice Walker sets out to define the concept in this anthology of early essays and other nonfiction pieces. As she outlines it, a womanist is a person who prefers to side with the oppressed: with women, with people of color, with the poor. As a writer, Walker has always taken such people as her primary subjects, and her search for paths toward self-possession and freedom always holds out hope for the transformative power of compassion and love. Whether she’s taking on nuclear proliferation, the promise and problems of the civil rights movement, or her own creative process, Walker always brings to bear a fearless determination to tell the truth.  

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection. 
Published: Open Road Media an imprint of Open Road Integrated Media on
ISBN: 9781453224069
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i have yet to read a book by alice walker that i did not love... her ability with writing, whether fiction or non-fiction, is astounding and i enjoyed these essays as much as i have enjoyed her fiction. i've also been prompted to look into reading some of the black authors she mentions and recommends in this book.more
read this after reading Their Eyes Were Watching God to get a sense of who Zora Neale Hurston was and where she stood in the general sense of things. i found alice walker's first essay on having a literary role model illuminating.more

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i have yet to read a book by alice walker that i did not love... her ability with writing, whether fiction or non-fiction, is astounding and i enjoyed these essays as much as i have enjoyed her fiction. i've also been prompted to look into reading some of the black authors she mentions and recommends in this book.more
read this after reading Their Eyes Were Watching God to get a sense of who Zora Neale Hurston was and where she stood in the general sense of things. i found alice walker's first essay on having a literary role model illuminating.more
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