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In search of our mothers' gardens : womanist prose

Author: Alice Walker
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, ©1983.
Series: A Harvest book
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this, her first collection of nonfiction, the author speaks out as a Black woman, writer, mother, and feminist in thirty-six pieces ranging from the personal to the political. Among the contents are essays about other writers, accounts of the civil rights movement of the 1960s and the antinuclear movement of the 1980s, and a vivid memoir of a scarring childhood injury and her daughter's healing words.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
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Walker, Alice, 1944-
In search of our mothers' gardens.
San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, ©1983
(OCoLC)565547786
Named Person: Alice Walker; Alice Walker; Alice Walker
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Walker
ISBN: 0151445257 9780151445257
OCLC Number: 9557895
Description: xviii, 397 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Saving the life that is your own: the importance of models in the artist's life --
The Black writer and the Southern experience --
"But yet and still the cotton gin kept on working" --
A talk: convocation --
Beyond the peacock: the reconstruction of Flannery O'Connor --
The divided life of Jean Toomer --
A writer because of, not in spite of, her children --
"Gifts of Power: the Writings of Rebecca Jackson" --
Zora Neale Hurston: a cautionary tale and a partisan view --
Looking for Zora --
The Civil Rights movement: what good was it? --
The unglamorous but worthwhile duties of the Black revolutionary artist, or of the Black writer who simply works and writes --
"The Almost Year" --
Choice: a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr --
Coretta King: revisited --
Choosing to stay at home: ten years after the March on Washington --
"Good Morning, Revolution: Uncollected Writings of Social Protest" --
Making the movies and the movies we want --
Lulls --
My father's country is the poor --
Recording the seasons --
In search of our mothers' gardens --
From an interview --
a letter to the editor of Ms. --
Breaking chains and encouraging life --
If the present looks like the past, what does the future look like? --
Looking to the side, and back --
To "The Black Scholar" --
Brothers and sisters --
Silver writes --
Only justice can stop a curse --
"Nuclear Madness: What You Can Do" --
To the editors of Ms. magazine --
Writing "The Color Purple" --
"One" child of one's own: a meaningful digression within the work(s) --
Beauty: when the other dancer is the self.
Series Title: A Harvest book
Responsibility: by Alice Walker.
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In this, her first collection of nonfiction, the author speaks out as a Black woman, writer, mother, and feminist in thirty-six pieces ranging from the personal to the political. Among the contents are essays about other writers, accounts of the civil rights movement of the 1960s and the antinuclear movement of the 1980s, and a vivid memoir of a scarring childhood injury and her daughter's healing words.

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