Gathering blossoms under fire : the journals of Alice Walker / edited by Valerie Boyd.
Audiobook on CD/MP3 | Simon & Schuster Audio | 2022 | Unabridged.

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Unabridged.
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18 audio discs (22 1/2 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
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223000
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Title from web page.
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Read by Aunjanue Ellis with Janina Edwards, with a postscript read by Alice Walker.
Summary
From National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker and edited by critic and writer Valerie Boyd, comes an unprecedented compilation of Walker's fifty years of journals drawing an intimate portrait of her development over five decades as an artist, human rights and women's activist, and intellectual. In an unvarnished and singular voice, she explores an astonishing array of events: marching in Mississippi with other foot soldiers of the Civil Rights Movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr.; her marriage to a Jewish lawyer, defying laws that barred interracial marriage in the 1960s South; an early miscarriage; writing her first novel; the trials and triumphs of the Women's Movement; erotic encounters and enduring relationships; the ancestral visits that led her to write The Color Purple; winning the Pulitzer Prize; being admired and maligned, sometimes in equal measure, for her work and her activism; and burying her mother. A powerful blend of Walker's personal life with political events, this revealing collection offers rare insight into a literary legend.
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9781797118635
1797118633
9781797118642
1797118641
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9781797118635
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14593790
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