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Alice Walker was born in the south in 1944. Her parents were sharecroppers and she was one of eight children. When she was a child, Alice Walker’s brother accidentally shot her and she lost her vision in one eye. Always determined to succeed, Walker was valedictorian of her class. She attended Spellman College in Atlanta before going on to New York to earn a BA from Sarah Lawrence College in 1965. Alice Walker was an activist in the Civil Rights Movement during the sixties and has been an active voice speaking out in support of women’s rights. Alice Walker has had a hand in various campaigns including the anti-nuclear movement and anti-apartheid movement among others. Alice is first and foremost, a writer. She is one of those legendary voices that can carry through even after a brief time away from the pen. Her first collection of poetry was written while she was in school at Sarah Lawrence but after graduation, she took some time away from writing. She later became an editor joining the staff of Ms. Magazine. In 1982, she published The Color Purple and it led Walker into notoriety with a Broadway Musical and a 1985 movie that only satisfied Walker’s readers. Her best selling novel won praise and a lot of well deserved attention but it wasn’t without a few snarls from critics because of the way that Walker characterized the men in her book. As far as her personal life, Walker was involved with Tracy Chapman and discussed her feelings for Chapman in a 2006 interview that she granted The Guardian which is a British Newspaper. In 2006, Alice Walker was inducted into The California Hall of Fame at The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts. The Color Purple won a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1983 and it was the first win for an African American Woman.
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Description : Alice Walker, one of the foremost contemporary American writers. This page includes a biography, a list of works, and numerous links to Web resources, essays, criticism, and reviews.
 
 
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