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In search of our mothers' gardens: Prose

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In this, her first collection of nonfiction, Alice Walker speaks out as a black woman, writer, mother, and feminist in thirty-six pieces ranging from the personal to the political. Among the contents are essays about other writers, accounts of the civil rights movement of the 1960s and the antinuclear movement of the 1980s, and a vivid memoir of a scarring childhood injury and her daughter's healing words.
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Full title in search of our mothers gardens womanist prose
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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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subject_facet African American women, Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography, Feminism, Walker, Alice, -- 1944-
title_display In search of our mothers' gardens : womanist prose
title_full In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens Prose, In search of our mothers' gardens : womanist prose / by Alice Walker
title_short In search of our mothers' gardens :
title_sub Prose
topic_facet African American women, Authors, American, Feminism, Nonfiction, Sociology, Walker, Alice, Women's Studies