In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Prose (Google eBook)
Walker’s collection of early nonfiction serves as the manifesto of a young artist—and an illuminating self-portrait
What is a womanist? Alice Walker sets out to define the concept in this anthology of early essays and other nonfiction pieces. As she outlines it, a womanist is a person who prefers to side with the oppressed: with women, with people of color, with the poor. As a writer, Walker has always taken such people as her primary subjects, and her search for paths toward self-possession and freedom always holds out hope for the transformative power of compassion and love. Whether she’s taking on nuclear proliferation, the promise and problems of the civil rights movement, or her own creative process, Walker always brings to bear a fearless determination to tell the truth.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
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Review: In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist ProseUser Review - Stephanie Gustafson - Goodreads
I wouldn't have known about Zora Neale Hurston if I hadn't read this book, and I probably wouldn't have gone to graduate school and focused on women writers either. This book was key in my development as a feminist, scholar, and teacher. Read full review
Review: In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist ProseUser Review - Rianne Smith - Goodreads
This book was not at all what I expected it to be but in reading it, I realize it is everything I expected it to be. Never has a book questioned who I am, what I value or how I am going to continue ... Read full review
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
THE WRITINGS OF REBECCA JACKSON
A CAUTIONARY TALE AND A PARTISAN VIEW
LOOKING FOR ZORA
WHAT GOOD WAS IT?
THE UNGLAMOROUS BUT WORTHWHILE DUTIES OF THE BLACK REVOLUTIONARY ARTIST OR OF THE BLACK WRITER WHO SIMP...
THE ALMOST YEAR
A TRIBUTE TO DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR
CORETTA KING REVISITED
CHOOSING TO STAY AT HOME TEN YEARS AFTER THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON
UNCOLLECTED WRITINGS OF SOCIAL PROTEST
MAKING THE MOVES AND THE MOVIES WE WANT
MY FATHERS COUNTRY IS THE POOR
RECORDING THE SEASONS
BROTHERS AND SISTERS
ONLY JUSTICE CAN STOP A CURSE
WHAT YOU CAN DO
TO THE EDITORS OF MS MAGAZINE
WRITING THE COLOR PURPLE
WHEN THE OTHER DANCER IS THE SELF
A MEANINGFUL DIGRESSION WITHIN THE WORKS
A Biography of Alice Walker
EBOOKS BY ALICE WALKER
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