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In Conversation with Alice Walker

The author of The Color Purple reads three of her poems and answers reader questions about her work, life, and views on society.

in conversation with alice walker


in conversation with alice walker
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  • Still from The Color Purple (1985)

    Photo Credit: Warner Bros.

"The best thing you can do for any writer or artist that you love is buy their work and promote it."

"Part of our work is to see what is happening and not be afraid of it, not run away from it and not pretend that it’s not happening."

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  • Photo Credit: Alice Walker
in conversation with alice walker
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  • Photo Credit: The Zora Neale Hurston Trust

"The Color Purple is my way of bringing [my grandparents] back to life..."