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Black Lives, Black History: Alice Walker

Guide to research and resources for African American History.

Alice Walker

Alice Walker is best known for her novel, The Color Purple. She is a novelist and poet, civil rights activist, and women's rights activist. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for fiction in 1983. The Color Purple was subsequently turned into a film starring Whoopi Goldberg.


From the Literary Reference Center

Chronology of Alice Walker's Life. (2012). Critical Insights: Alice Walker (pp. 277-281). Salem Press.

Hooper-Simanga, N. (2012). Critical Lens: Five Critics on Alice Walker. Critical Insights: Alice Walker, 46-59.

Phy-Olsen, A. (2002). Alice Walker. Critical Survey of Poetry, Second Revised Edition, 1-4.

Slomski, G. (2010). The Color Purple. Masterplots, Fourth Edition, 1-3.