Alice Walker was a social activist, born in 1944. She is very popular for her novel “The Color Purple” that was published in 1982. Before that, she wrote “Everyday Use” in 1973. It is a short story about a family that branches out in their own way throughout the years. She shows us that the daughters were being directed into two different pathways.
The Color Purple is written by Alice Walker, and was later made into a film directed by Steven Spielberg. The Color Purple focuses on a woman who is going through struggles in life, such as her father raping her as a child and her oppressed marriage. In the end she learns to deal with life through God and to take everyday as a blessing. Not only does the film and book speak about life struggles but also they share the points of happiness in the book, and love, in the film through the plot structure, the mood, and the journey to womanhood.
The Betrayal of Heritage Alice Walker was born in Eatonton, Georgia on February 9th 1944. On her journey to success she worked as a social worker, teacher and thereafter she became a lecturer. She was also part and parcel of the Civil Right Movement in Mississippi during the 1960’s. Apart from being a reputable poet and writer, Walker also won herself a Pulitzer award for fiction on account of her 1982 novel “The Color Purple”. “Everyday use” is a short story found in Walker’s (1973) collection “In love and in Trouble”.
She worked as “a saleswoman for a black hair-care entrepreneur named Annie Turnbo Malone who employed black women to sell her products door-to-door. After experiencing severe hair loss herself, Walker experimented with her own hair formulas” . Madam Walker
With all the high success of her business in 1913, Walker and Charles divorced and she traveled Latin America and the Caribbean promoting her business (9 BIO).after traveling the world and spread of her products Walker became the first African American woman millionaire upon her come back
Alice Walker had been inspired by “...the role of women of color in history, culture, and society... in addition to... writers such as Zora Neale Hurston” and wrote the award winning book, The Color Purple. Zora Neale Hurston not only influenced the public’s opinion through her own work, she also inspired other writers to continue to give Black’s a
The Color Purple by Alice Walker should be kept in school libraries because it conveys the importance of family, shows examples of overcoming hardship and discusses serious topics such as rape and death. The Color Purple is an inspiring, beautiful, and powerful read for teens. The Color Purple is important for teens to read because its most prominent theme is how family sticks together through thick and thin, and it talks about the value of it as well. Within the first 20 pages of the book, Celie is separated from her sister, Nettie.
Alice Walker was born February 9, 1944. Walker was born in Putnam, Georgia and is the youngest of eight children, to some African American sharecroppers. The family had Native American ancestry which Walker did some of her writing and spirituality. Minnie Lou (Alice’s mother) worked eleven hours a day for $17 per week to help pay for Alice to attend college. The time they were living is was the time of Jim Crow laws, so her parents resisted landlords who expected the children of black sharecroppers to work in the field at a young age.
Gwendolyn Brooks was the first African American poet to win a Pulitzer Prize, since then she has received many awards, fellowships and honorary degrees (Hinton). Gwendolyn Brooks was born June 7, 1917 in Topeka Kansasas, to Kevin and Keziah Brooks. Shortly after, her family moved to Chicago, Illinoi. Brooks attended Hyde Park High School, the leading white high school in the city, later transferred to the all-black high school, Wendell Phillips High School and finally to the integrated Inglewood High School (Lee). These three institutions gave her a rounded perspective and understanding of racial dynamics in the United States, which is reflected throughout her poetry (Israel and Lawlor 10).
Next, with the help of her mother and a scholarship she applied to Spelman College of Atlanta, and was accepted. She later went to Uganda, Africa to participate in an abroad study program while at Spelman. Lastly, she transferred to New York City to attend Sarah Lawrence College. (“Alice Walker Biography”). Her senior year of college she began to work on her first story which was published that same year.
•What POV do the author use? Will you use a similar POV in your own creative work? The Color Purple by Alice Walker (Walker, 1982), Pulitzer winner is the creative work that I have chosen to write about for this assignment. I chose this artifact because it is not only one of my favorites, but it is written mostly from a soliloquy point of view.
Margaret Walker was known as one of the best African American poet from her time. Walker was born on July 7th, 1951 in Birmingham, Alabama. Ever since the young age of twelve, she grew a love for reading and writing poetry when her father gifted her with a book of poems by Langston Hughes and a journal to keep her poems. She commonly wrote poems of the themes of "nature, race, and religion." After she graduated from Northwest University, Walker joined the Federal Writers' Project in Chicago, Illinois.
Literary Analysis: The Color Purple Every individual learns something new or different every day, whether it is somebody’s favorite color or learning something new about yourself. Many people can either learn from their hardships and past experiences, while others may learn from other people’s past through stories or guidance. Throughout the novel, The Color Purple written by Alice Walker, the main character, Celie, learned how to love herself, that everyone makes mistakes, and face her fears.