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Gathering blossoms under fire : the journals of Alice Walker 1965-2000 / edited by Valerie Boyd.

Walker, Alice 1944- (author.). Boyd, Valerie (editor.).

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  • ISBN: 1476773157
  • ISBN: 9781476773155
  • Physical Description: xix, 537 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2022.

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General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: Marriage, movement, and Mississippi / the 1960s -- The nature of this flower is to bloom / the 1970s -- Be nobody's darling / the 1980s -- You can't keep a good woman down / the 1990s.
Summary, etc.: "For the first time, the edited journals of Alice Walker are gathered together to reflect the complex, passionate, talented, and acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winner of The Color Purple. She intimately explores her thoughts and feelings as a woman, a writer, an African-American, a wife, a daughter, a mother, a lover, a sister, a friend, a citizen of the world. In an unvarnished and singular voice, she explores an astonishing array of events: marching in Mississippi with other foot soldiers of the Civil RightsMovement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr.; her marriage to a Jewish lawyer, defying laws that barred interracial marriage in the 1960s South; an early miscarriage; writing her first novel; the trials and triumphs of the Women's Movement; erotic encounters and enduring relationships; the ancestral visits that led her to write The Color Purple; winning the Pulitzer Prize; being admired and maligned, sometimes in equal measure, for her work and her activism; and burying her mother. A powerful blend of Walker's personal life with political events, this revealing collection offers rare insight into a literary legend."--
Subject: Social reformers United States Diaries
African American women authors Diaries
Authors, American 20th century Diaries
Walker, Alice 1944- Diaries
Genre: Autobiographies.
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