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  1. 1. • Born in Eatonton, Georgia• Parents were sharecroppers• Leader in Civil Rights Movement• Wrote novels, short, stories, poems, and essays• Pulitzer Prize-winner
  2. 2. What Influenced Her Writings?• Sexism• Racism• Abuse From Black Males• Life Experiences• Struggles of Black American Women
  3. 3. Published in 1970Walker’s First NovelMain Character: Grange CopelandStory about black male violence and racism over three generationIncluded sexism and abuse
  4. 4. Meridian(1976) Walker’s second novel Main Character: Meridian Hill Focused on the struggles of a black woman during the Civil Rights Movement This novel revamps the process a young female activist took to deal with racism and sexism The character. Meridian, is a reflection of Alice Walker
  5. 5. The Color Purple(1982) Alice’s third novel Main Character/Narrator: Celie Walker received a Pulitzer Prize for this novel Novel tells the story of a young black girl, Celie, that is raped and abused by her father and husband Celie writes letters to God for guidance on her hardships Celie forms a bond with a woman name Shug and tells about her abuse from her husband
  6. 6. The Color Purple(cont.) Shug is one of Celie’s husband past lovers Celie is encouraged by Shug to defend herself from her husband’s abuse Celie decides to leave her husband, and she becomes an independent black woman Walker encourages women to bond and form relationships in this novel
  7. 7. Book of Short Stories  Published in 1973  Collection of short stories that describes the pain and abuse of thirteen black women  Focuses on issues such as gaining respect, fulfilling hard-to-achieve dreams, and obtaining lifes necessities  Describes white and black relations and how women
  8. 8. Book of Short Stories (cont.)  Published in 1981  Collection of fourteen stories that focused more on ordinary feminist  Stories describe the lives of women who are troubled but not defeated Walker’s stories were centered on issues such as abortion,
  9. 9. Poems Published in 1968 Various poems in this book were influenced by Alice’s abortion and attempt to commit suicide Describe the misery and separation of her life experiences and her
  10. 10. Poems (cont.) Published in 2010 One of Walker’s most current book of poetry Addresses many topics such as family, leader
  11. 11.  Walker is noted as the leading voice among African American women writers. Many of her writings were criticized, but she didn’t let the criticism stop her. Alice believed that all hardships can
  12. 12. Works CitedBloom, Harold. “Alice Walker.” Themes of Alice Walker’s Writings. 24 Aug. 2008. Web 24 Feb. 2012.Dieke, Ikenna. “Alice Walker.” The Biography of Alice Walker. 18 Jul. 2008. Web. 24 Feb. 2012.Jackson, Melinda L. “Alice-Walker-Womanist Writer.” Historical and Political Insight. 14 April 2009. Web. 22 Feb. 2012.Lewis, Jone. “Alice Walker.” Women’s History. 13 March 2009. Web. 24 Feb. 2012.Reuben, Paul P. “Chapter 10: Alice Walker.” PAL: Perspectives inAmerican Literature- A Research and Reference Guide. 9 Nov. 2011. Web. 22 Feb. 2012.Walker, Alice. Hard Times Require Furious Dancing. New York: New World Library, 2010. Print.