Alice Walker: A Woman For Our Times

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Author: Deborah G. Plant

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313377510

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 251

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This biography explores Alice Walker's life experiences and her lifework in context of her philosophical thought, and celebrates the author's creative genius and heroism. • Represents the only biography that offers a philosophical examination of this deeply philosophical artist-activist • Provides insightful perspectives on negotiating our ever-changing and volatile world

Hard Times Require Furious Dancing

New Poems

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Author: Alice Walker

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608681882

Category: Poetry

Page: 184

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“Though we have encountered our share of grief and troubles on this earth, we can still hold the line of beauty, form, and beat. No small accomplishment in a world as challenging as this one.” — from the preface "I was born to grow, / alongside my garden of plants, / poems / like / this one“ So writes Alice Walker in this new book of poems, poems composed over the course of one year in response to joy and sorrow both personal and global: the death of loved ones, war, the deliciousness of love, environmental devastation, the sorrow of rejection, greed, poverty, and the sweetness of home. The poems embrace our connections while celebrating the joy of individuality, the power we each share to express our truest, deepest selves. Beloved for her ability to speak her own truth in ways that speak for and about countless others, she demonstrates that we are stronger than our circumstances. As she confronts personal and collective challenges, her words dance, sing, and heal.

The Alice Walker Collection

Non-Fiction

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Author: Alice Walker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780225857

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1808

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This stunning ebook collection brings together the complete works of Alice Walker's non-fiction and includes: IN SEARCH OF OUR MOTHERS' GARDENS; LIVING BY THE WORD; THE SAME RIVER TWICE; ANYTHING WE LOVE CAN BE SAVED; WE ARE THE ONES WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR; and THE CHICKEN CHRONICLES Whether discovering Alice Walker for the first time or finding works by her that you haven't read before, this is a must-have collection from a true heavyweight of contemporary American letters.

Encyclopedia of Motherhood

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Author: Andrea O'Reilly

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412968461

Category: Social Science

Page: 1428

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In the last decade, the topic of motherhood has emerged as a distinct and established field of scholarly inquiry. A cursory review of motherhood research reveals that hundreds of scholarly articles have been published on almost every motherhood theme imaginable. The Encyclopedia of Motherhood is a collection of approximately 700 articles in a three-volume, A-to-Z set exploring major topics related to motherhood, from geographical, historical and cultural entries to anthropological and psychological contributions. In human society, few institutions are as important as motherhood, and this unique encyclopedia captures the interdisciplinary foundation of the subject in one convenient reference. The Encyclopedia is a comprehensive resource designed to provide an understanding of the complexities of motherhood for academic and public libraries, and is written by academics and institutional experts in the social and behavioural sciences.

Alice Walker

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Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438115164

Category: African American authors

Page: 148

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Presents a biography of author Alice Walker along with critical views of her work.

Now is the Time to Open Your Heart

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Author: Alice Walker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780222939

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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'A modern take on the Odyssey in which it is Penelope who wanders far from home before returning to her Odysseus' Sunday Telegraph Kate has always been a wanderer. A well-published author, married several times, she has lived a life full of exploration. Now, as she begins to feel the first ravages of age, she wants to find a new sense of meaning. She leaves her lover Yolo on a journey down the Colorado river - a journey that will force her to re-explore her past and her future, and her connection to the real world. On her travels she meets shamans and the mysterious spiritual world of the native Indian. Yolo too begins his own journey as he travels to Hawaii and meets a former lover whose life is being destroyed by the excesses of American society. As Kate and Yolo gain shifting insights into the world around them, will their paths diverge or lead back to each other? This is a novel very much in tune with the zeitgeist - Alice Walker argues that we need to look inwards and develop a more open attitude in order to combat the pervasive climate of fear and distrust.

Dead Women Talking

Figures of Injustice in American Literature

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Author: Brian Norman

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421407523

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Brian Norman uncovers a curious phenomenon in American literature: dead women who nonetheless talk. These characters appear in works by such classic American writers as Poe, Dickinson, and Faulkner as well as in more recent works by Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, Tony Kushner, and others. These figures are also emerging in contemporary culture, from the film and best-selling novel The Lovely Bones to the hit television drama Desperate Housewives. Dead Women Talking demonstrates that the dead, especially women, have been speaking out in American literature since well before it was fashionable. Norman argues that they voice concerns that a community may wish to consign to the past, raising questions about gender, violence, sexuality, class, racial injustice, and national identity. When these women insert themselves into the story, they do not enter precisely as ghosts but rather as something potentially more disrupting: posthumous citizens. The community must ask itself whether it can or should recognize such a character as one of its own. The prospect of posthumous citizenship bears important implications for debates over the legal rights of the dead, social histories of burial customs and famous cadavers, and the political theory of citizenship and social death. -- Leonard Cassuto, author of Hard-Boiled Sentimentality: The Secret History of American Crime Stories

We Are The Ones We Have Been Waiting For

Inner Light In A Time of Darkness

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Author: Alice Walker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780223056

Category: Self-Help

Page: 292

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A timely, meditative book reasserting the power of the individual, from the author of THE COLOR PURPLE. 'It is the worst of times. It is the best of times. Try as I might I cannot find a more appropriate opening for this volume' Terrorist attacks, natural disasters such as the Asian tsunami and the flooding of New Orleans, the reality of global warming, ongoing warfare in Iraq and the de-stabilisation of the Middle East - sometimes the future can seem bleak, if not frightening. Yet this is not a pessimistic book. Taking a line from the poet June Jordan who said 'We are the Ones we have been waiting for' - Alice Walker reasserts the power of the individual in making political change happen. In short, we can 'fix things' by focusing on what we share as human beings rather than what separates us. Looking at subjects as diverse as sending our children to war, the rich/poor divide, Nature, the I Ching, modern gender roles, women in the military, and even a piece on her dog Marley, Alice Walker looks towards an optimistic view of the future through a more intuitive understanding of the self and the world around us.

Differently Academic?

Developing Lifelong Learning for Women in Higher Education

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Author: Sue Jackson,Susan Jackson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402027314

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 165

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Lifelong learning is a key feature of society today, and is apparently embraced by a wide range of educators and trainers, as well as by governments and employers. In this wide-ranging book, Sue Jackson shows that universities have been slow to embrace a lifelong learning agenda, and argues that the lifelong learning experiences of women – and especially of working-class students – are seldom welcomed in the academy. In its unique considerations of the experiences of women students and academics, this book expounds an innovative and critical analysis of women in higher education. It will give a clear indication of alternative strategies for learners, teachers and policy makers. This book will be of key interest to anyone working in the fields of lifelong learning or continuing education who is interested in making learning accessible and meaningful for disadvantaged groups. It will also appeal to students of education, women's studies, gender studies and sociology; and to those interested in issues of gender, social class, feminist theory and feminist research.

Georgia Women

Their Lives and Times

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Author: Kathleen Ann Clark,Ann Short Chirhart

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820337854

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: 438

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Second editor for v. 2: Kathleen Ann Clark.