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Walker, Alice, 1944-


"Alice Walker is an African American novelist, short-story writer, poet, essayist, and activist. Her most famous novel, The Color Purple, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1983. Walker's creative vision is rooted in the economic hardship, racial terror, and folk wisdom of African American life and culture, particularly in the rural South. Her writing explores multidimensional kinships among women and embraces the redemptive power of social and political revolution."--"Alice Walker, b. 1944," New Georgia Encyclopedia. Retrieved Febraury 18, 2008:

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Leventhal, Alice Walker, 1944-

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