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In search of our mothers' gardens : womanist prose

Author: Alice Walker
Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, [2004], ©1983.
Series: Harvest book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Walker's essays and articles written between 1966 and 1982 discuss the concept and influence of art and the artist's life, criticisms of authors such as Jean Toomer and Zora Neale Hurston, studies in the civil rights movement and feminist movement, and her own ideas while writing her book "The Color Purple."
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Alice Walker; Alice Walker
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Walker
ISBN: 0156028646 9780156028646
OCLC Number: 55112154
Description: xviii, 397 pages ; 21 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 moves and the movies we want --
Lulls --
My father's country is 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 --
Beauty : when the other dancer is the self --
One child of one's own : a meaningful digression within the work(s).
Series Title: Harvest book.
Responsibility: Alice Walker.
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Walker's essays and articles written between 1966 and 1982 discuss the concept and influence of art and the artist's life, criticisms of authors such as Jean Toomer and Zora Neale Hurston, studies in the civil rights movement and feminist movement, and her own ideas while writing her book "The Color Purple."

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