The Literary Works of Alice Walker<br />Kendra White<br />ENG 1102<br />
Early Life<br /><ul><li>Walker grew in Eatonton, Georgia.
Walker is the eighth of eight children.
Walker grew up financially poor.
Walker was accidently shot in the right eye by her brother.
Walker became valedictorian and class favorite.
Walker became a student at Spellman College.</li></li></ul><li>Poetry<br /><ul><li>Walker’s  first volume of poetry Once (...
Also based on love and suicide while going through an experience of an unwanted pregnancy.</li></li></ul><li>Poetry Contin...
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Alice Walker

  1. 1. The Literary Works of Alice Walker<br />Kendra White<br />ENG 1102<br />
  2. 2. Early Life<br /><ul><li>Walker grew in Eatonton, Georgia.
  3. 3. Walker is the eighth of eight children.
  4. 4. Walker grew up financially poor.
  5. 5. Walker was accidently shot in the right eye by her brother.
  6. 6. Walker became valedictorian and class favorite.
  7. 7. Walker became a student at Spellman College.</li></li></ul><li>Poetry<br /><ul><li>Walker’s first volume of poetry Once (1968) is based on her experience in the Civil Rights Movement and her travel to Africa.
  8. 8. Also based on love and suicide while going through an experience of an unwanted pregnancy.</li></li></ul><li>Poetry Continued<br /><ul><li>Walker relives her past through her second volume of poetry.
  9. 9. This collection of poems won the Lillian Smith Book Award in 1973.</li></li></ul><li>Walker has written much short fiction:<br /><ul><li>“Everyday Use” (1973)
  10. 10. “To Hell With Dying” (1973)
  11. 11. In Love and Trouble: Stories of Black Women
  12. 12. You Can’t Keep A Good Woman Down: Stories (1982)</li></li></ul><li>Essays of Walker’s Life Story:<br /><ul><li>In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens: Womanist Prose (1983)
  13. 13. The Same River Twice: Honoring the Difficult (1984)</li></li></ul><li>“Letters To God”<br />
  14. 14. The Color Purple<br /><ul><li>One of the most popular of Walker’s works.
  15. 15. Approaches the African American life.
  16. 16. Celie tells her life story of misery, abuse, and loneliness.
  17. 17. Walker received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and The National Book Award.</li>

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