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  • 1. ALICE WALKER:
    Her Life
    Her Literature
    Her Focus
    By: Temekia Simmons
  • 2. Introduction:
    Alice Malsenior Walker: born February 9, 1944
    Born in Eatonton, GA to sharecropper parents Minnie Tallulah Grant and Willie Lee Walker
  • 3. Education:1961 Spellman College – Atlanta 1962 - 1965 Sarah Lawrence – New York
  • 4. Collection of PoetryIncludes:
    1968 “Once” First Collection of Poetry
    1973 “Revolutionary Petunias”
    1979 “Good Night, Willie Lee, I'll See You in the Morning”
    1985 “Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful”
    1991 “Her Blue Body Everything We Know: Earthling Poems”
    2003 “Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth”
    “A Poem Traveled Down My Arm: Poems And Drawings”
  • 5. Most Famous Novels & Short Stories
    1970 – “The Third Life of Grange Copeland”
    1973 - “Everyday Use”
    1976- “Meridian”
    1982 “The Color Purple”
    1982 “You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down: Stories”
    1992 “Possessing the Secret of Joy”
    2005 “Now Is The Time to Open Your Heart”
  • 6. Essays & Other Writings
    1999 “Dreads: Sacred Rites of the Natural Hair Revolution” (Artisan, 1999. With Francesco Mastalia and Alfonse Pagano);
    1997 “Anything We Love Can Be Saved: A Writer's Activism”
    1973-1987 (1988) The Same River Twice: Honoring the Difficult; Living by the Word: Selected Writings,
    1983 In Search of Our Mother's Gardens: Womanist Prose
  • 7. Career
    Teacher, Jackson State College, 1968-69, Tugaloo College, 1970-71 Mississippi
    Lecturer, Wellesley College, 1972-73 & University of Massachusetts
    1972-73
    Associate Professor of English, Yale University
    Distinguished Writer, University of California, Berkeley, 1982 Fannie Hurst Professor, Brandeis University
    Lecturer and reader of own poetry at universities and conferences
    Member of board of trustees of Sarah Lawrence College
    Co-founder and publisher, Wild Trees Press
    Co-producer of film documentary, Warrior Marks, 1993.
  • 8. A portion of the distinguished Awards & Honors that she has received:
    • “Pulitzer Prize Award” 1983 for
    • 9. “The Color Purple”
    • 10. “The Lillian Smith Award”
    The National Endowment for the Arts
    • “The Rosenthal Award”
    The National Institute of Arts & Letters
    • “Merrill Fellowship”
    • 11. “Guggenheim Fellowship”
    The Radcliffe Institute
  • 12. Alice Walker’s Literary Focus:
    The main focus of Alice Walker’s literature is black women and human rights although she makes a strong stand to fight for rights of all woman. Based upon her experiences as an African American woman, born and raised in the south. She expresses the pain and suffering endured by discrimination against African Americans, inhuman treatment, human sexuality and cruelty against women.
  • 13. Works Cited
    http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/486
    http://alicewalkersgarden.com/about/
    http://www.answers.com/topic/alice-walker

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