Anything we love can be saved: a writer's activism

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Ballantine Books, Apr 7, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 225 pages
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thing We Love Can Be Saved, Alice Walker writes about her life as an activist, in a book rich in the belief that the world is saveable, if only we will act. Speaking from her heart on a wide range of topics--religion and the spirit, feminism and race, families and identity, politics and social change--Walker begins with a moving autobiographical essay in which she describes her own spiritual growth and roots in activism. She goes on to explore many important private and public issues: being a daughter and raising one, dreadlocks, banned books, civil rights, and gender communication. She writes about Zora Neale Hurston and Salman Rushdie and offers advice to Bill Clinton. Here is a wise woman's thoughts as she interacts with the world today, and an important portrait of an activist writer's life.

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User Review  - Kat Trina - Goodreads

3.5. I LOVE Alice Walker's writing. No matter what the topic, whether it's actual poetry or an article about dreadlocks, her writing is always lyrical and, well, pretty. Her tone, at times in this ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alisa - Goodreads

I think an essay by Alice Walker a day should be prescribed to everyone. There were certain passages that I wanted to copy and keep by my bedside--like her lyrical essay about religion. You should read this. Read full review


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