9780156445443

In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens

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    9780156445443

  • ISBN10:

    0156445441

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1984-10-01
  • Publisher: Harvest Books

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Summary

In this, her first collection of nonfiction, Alice Walker speaks out as ablack woman, writer, mother, and feminist in thirty-six pieces rangingfrom the personal to the political. Among the contents are essays aboutother writers, accounts of the civil rights movement of the 1960s and theantinuclear movement of the 1980s, and a vivid memoir of a scarringchildhood injury and her daughter' s healing words.

Author Biography

Alice Walker is the author of seven novels, three collections of short stories, three collections of essays, seven volumes of poetry, and several children's books. Her novel The Color Purple won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and her work has been translated into more than two dozen languages. Born in Eatonton, Georgia, Walker lives in northern California

Table of Contents

PART ONE 3(116)
Saving the Life That Is Your Own: The Importance of Models in the Artist's Life
3(12)
The Black Writer and the Southern Experience
15(7)
"But Yet and Still the Cotton Gin Kept on Working..."
22(11)
A Talk: Convocation 1972
33(9)
Beyond the Peacock: The Reconstruction of Flannery O'Connor
42(18)
The Divided Life of Jean Toomer
60(6)
A Writer Because of, Not in Spite of, Her Children
66(5)
Gifts of Power: The Writings of Rebecca Jackson
71(12)
Zora Neale Hurston: A Cautionary Tale and a Partisan View
83(10)
Looking for Zora
93(26)
PART TWO 119(112)
The Civil Rights Movement: What Good Was It?
119(11)
The Unglamorous but Worthwhile Duties of the Black Revolutionary Artist, or of the Black Writer Who Simply Works and Writes
130(9)
The Almost Year
139(3)
Choice: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
142(4)
Coretta King: Revisited
146(12)
Choosing to Stay at Home: Ten Years after the March on Washington
158(13)
Good Morning, Revolution: Uncollected Writings of Social Protest
171(7)
Making the Moves and the Movies We Want
178(3)
Lulls
181(18)
My Father's Country Is the Poor
199(24)
Recording the Seasons
223(8)
PART THREE 231(104)
In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens
231(13)
From an Interview
244(29)
A Letter to the Editor of Ms.
273(5)
Breaking Chains and Encouraging Life
278(12)
If the Present Looks Like the Past, What Does the Future Look Like?
290(23)
Looking to the Side, and Back
313(7)
To The Black Scholar
320(6)
Brothers and Sisters
326(9)
PART FOUR 335(60)
Silver Writes
335(3)
Only Justice Can Stop a Curse
338(5)
Nuclear Madness: What You Can Do
343(4)
To the Editors of Ms. Magazine
347(8)
Writing The Color Purple
355(6)
Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self
361(10)
One Child of One's Own: A Meaningful Digression within the Work(s)
371(24)
Publication Acknowledgments 395

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