The story of Celie, a poor black woman from the South, whose friendship with two women helps her overcome the brutality of her father and husband.
A series of conversations between writer Alice Walker and other literary and cultural figures, including Gloria Steinem, Howard Zinn, Pema Chodron, and Claudia Tate; arranged chronologically from 1973 through 2009.
In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston went to Plateau, Alabama, just outside Mobile, to interview eighty-six-year-old Cudjo Lewis. Of the millions of men, women, and children transported from Africa to America as slaves, Cudjo was...
A little girl celebrates the beauty of the world and her connection to it through a series of short verses that praise the senses.
Essays revisiting themes the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, poet, essayist, and activist has addressed throughout her career, exploring her conflicting impulses to retreat into inner contemplation and to remain deeply ...
A collection of eight short stories by well-known American authors.