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  Color Purple Novel by Alice Walker, published in 1982. It won a Pulitzer Prize in 1983. A feminist novel about an abused and uneducated black woman's struggle for empowerment, the novel was praised for the depth of its female characters and for its eloquent use of black English vernacular. --This text refers to... Read more

  By the Light of My Father's Smile The Mundo are a new tribe, created by the intermingling of escaped Black slaves and native Indians in the Mexican Sierras. Ineligible for academic funding, a husband-and-wife team of African American anthropologists pose as Christian missionaries to secure sponsorship to live among the Mundo and... Read more

  Possessing the Secret of Joy Tashi-Evelyn Johnson, the African heroine of Possessing the Secret of Joy, submits to the ritual female circumcision and spends the rest of her life trying to understand its meaning and live with its consequences. This story, which is told from the different perspectives of Tashi and her family,... Read more

    The Temple of My Familiar Transcending the conventions of time and place, Walker's novel moves from contemporary America, England, and Africa to unfamiliar primal worlds, where women, men, and animals socialize in surprising ways. The author of The Color Purple has created a mesmerizing novel of vision and spirit. Read more

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    ClassicNotes: The Color Purple - A free ClassicNote on The Color Purple by Alice Walker provided by GradeSaver. Full summary and analysis of The Color Purple, background on the book, as well as links to online resources and a biography.

    Alice Walker, The Color Purple - Resources for studying The Color Purple prepared by Professor Catherine Lavender for History 182 (Women's History and Feminist Theory), The Department of History, The College of Staten Island of The City University of New York.

    SparkNotes: The Color Purple - Plot summary and analysis. Also includes a discussion forum.

    Study Guide - A study guide developed by high school students for high school students.


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