The World Has Changed: Conversations With Alice Walker

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-11-01
  • Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services

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Published to Stellar Praise, The World has changed boasts revelatory conversations between Walker and other literary and cultural icons-including Howard Zinn, Pema Chödrön, Claudia Tate, Margo Jefferson, William R. Ferris, and Paula Giddings-and illuminates the heart and mind of one of the world's most celebrated living writers. Carefully framed and contextualized through an introduction by literary scholar Rudolph P. Byrd, the book also includes a thorough chronology of Walker's life and work.

Author Biography

Alice Walker is one of the most prolific and important writers of our time, known for her literary fiction, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Color Purple; her many volumes of poetry; and her powerful nonfiction collections. Her advocacy for the dispossessed has spanned the globe. She lives in Northern California. Rudolph P. Byrd is a professor of American studies and the founding director of the James Weldon Johnson Institute at Emory University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Chronologyp. xi
"The World Has Changed"p. xix
Introductionp. 1
Interview with John O'Brien from Interviews with Black Writers (1973)p. 35
Interview with Claudia Tate from Black Women Writers at Work (1983)p. 58
"Moving Towards Coexistence": An Interview with Ellen Bring from The Animals' Agenda (1988)p. 70
"Writing to Save My Life": An Interview with Claudia Dreifus from The Progressive (1989)p. 78
"Alice Walker's Appeal": An Interview with Paula Giddings from Essence (1992)p. 86
"Giving Birth, Finding Form: Where Our Books Come From": Alice Walker, Jean Shinoda Bolen, and Isabel Allende in Conversation from Creative Conversations Series (1993)p. 93
"The Richness of the Very Ordinary Stuff": A Conversation with Jody Hoy (1994)p. 124
"My Life as Myself": A Conversation with Tami Simon from Sounds True (1995)p. 142
A Conversation with Howard Zinn at City Arts & Lectures (1996)p. 146
"The World Is Made of Stories": A Conversation with Justine Toms and Michael Toms from New Dimensions (1996)p. 159
"On Finding Your Bliss": Interview with Evelyn C. White from Ms. (1998)p. 196
"On the Meaning of Suffering and the Mystery of Joy": Alice Walker and Pema Chödrön in Conversation from Sounds True (1998)p. 207
"I Know What the Earth Says": Interview with William R. Ferris from Southern Cultures (2004)p. 225
Alice Walker and Margo Jefferson: A Conversation from LIVE from the NYPL (2005)p. 239
"Outlaw, Renegade, Rebel, Pagan": Interview with Amy Goodman from Democracy Now! (2006)p. 268
Alice Walker on Fidel Castro with George Galloway from Fidel Castro Handbook (2006)p. 280
A Conversation with Marianne Schnall from feminist.com (2006)p. 285
A Conversation with David Swick from Shambhala Sun (2006)p. 303
On Raising Chickens: A Conversation with Rudolph P. Byrd (2009)p. 311
Notesp. 323
Contributorsp. 327
Index of People and Worksp. 333
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