Alice Walker | The Sun Magazine

Alice Walker

Alice Walker is a writer and activist. She’s best known for her 1982 novel, The Color Purple. The novel won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, making her the first African American woman to win the Pulitzer for fiction. It was adapted into a critically acclaimed 1985 film and a 2005 Broadway musical by the same name.

— From November 2013
The Dog-Eared Page

excerpted from
The Color Purple

But one day when I was sitting quiet and feeling like a motherless child, which I was, it come to me: that feeling of being part of everything, not separate at all. I knew that if I cut a tree, my arm would bleed. And I laughed and I cried and I run all around the house. I knew just what it was. In fact, when it happen, you can’t miss it.

November 2013
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