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

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