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1"Alice Walker." Phelps, Shirelle and Jennifer Lawson, eds. Who's Who Among Black Americans, Ed. Shirelle Phelps and Jennifer Lawson. Detriot: Gale Research Inc.; Eighth Edition

2"Alice Walker." African American Almanac.  ed. L. Mpho Mabunda, Detroit: Gale Research Inc.; 7th edition; Pp. 725-726.

3Walker, Alice. Anything We Love Can Be Saved. New York: Random House, 1997.

4Walker, Alice. In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose.  New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1984.

5Walker, Alice. Living By the Word.  New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich,1988.

6Walker, Alice. The Same River Twice: Honoring the Difficult  New York: Scribner, 1996.

7Kramer, Barbara. People To Know: Alice Walker Author of the Color Purple.  Springfield, NJ: Enslow Publishers Inc., 1995.



Books About Alice Walker


1Gates, Henry Louis Jr. and K. A. Appiah, eds. Alice Walker: Critical Perspectives Past and Present.   New York: Amistad Press, 1993.

2Winchell, Donna Haisty. Alice Walker.   New York: Twayne Publishers, 1992.


Book Articles About Alice Walker



1Current Biography.  New York: H.W. Wilson, 1984.

2Christian, Barbara. "Alice Walker: The Black Woman Artist as Wayward." Black Woman Writers (1950-1980); A Critical Evalutation.Ed. Mari Evans.   New York: Anchor, 1984. 457-77.

3Tate, Claudia. Black Women Writers at Work: Conversations. New York: Continuum, 1983. 175-87.

4 "Alice Walker" African-American Writers. Ed. Baechler, Lea and A. Walton Litz and Valerie Smith, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1991.

5Washington, Mary Helen. "An Essay on Alice Walker." Sturdy Black Bridges: Visions of Black Women in Literature. Edited by Roseann P. Bell, Bettye J. Parker, and Beverley Guy-Sheftall. Garden City, N.Y.: Anchor/Doubleday, 1979. Pp. 133-149.

6Washington, Mary Helen, "I Sign My Mother's Name: Alice Walker, Dorothy West, Paule Marshall." In Mothering and the Mind: Twelve Studies of Writers and Their Silent Partners. Ed. by Ruth Perry and Martine Watson Brownlye. New York: Holmes & Meier, 1984. Pp. 142-163.




Magazine and Journal Articles About Alice Walker:



Articles By Alice Walker



1Walker, Alice, "My Mother's Blue Bowl." Family Circle. 05/13/97, Vol. 110 Issue 7, p.38.

2Walker, Alice "The Only Reason You Want to Go To Heaven is That You Have Been Driven Out of Your Mind (Off Your Land and Out of Your Lover's Arms...)" Humanist. Sept/Oct 97, vol. 57 Issue 5 p 29, 5 p.
(also in Anything We Love Can be Saved.

3 Walker, Alice, "Female Circumcision: You have seen all," Ms. Magazine. Mar/Apr 97, Vol.7 Issue 5 p. 53.

4 Walker, Alice; and Walker, Rebecca; "The Two of Us," Essence. May 95, Vol. 26 Issue 1 p. 172, 9p.


Articles About Alice Walker By Others



1Boyd, Valerie. "Awards," Ms. Magazine. Mar/Apr98, Vol. 8 Issue 5, p.90.

2Bradley, David. "Alice Walker: Telling the Black Woman's Story." New York Times Magazine. 8 January 1984, pp. 25-37.

3Dreifus, Claudia. "Alice Walker: Writing to Save My Life," The Progressive. August 1989, pp.29-31.

4Harris,Jessica. "An Interview with Alice Walker," Essence. July 1976, p.33.

5Jaynes, Gregory. "Living By the Word," Life. May 1989, pp. 61-64.

6 Kaplan, David A. "Is It Torture or Tradition?" Newsweek. December 20, 1993, p. 124.

7Johnson, Maria V., "'You Just Can't Keep A Good Woman Down': Alice Walker Sings the Blues." (African American Review, Summer 96, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p. 221, 16p).

8O'Brien, Maureen. "Alice Walker Offers a New Book and a Film -With a Cause." Publishers Weekly. October 25, 1993, p. 13.

9Reid, Calvin, "Bookstores, Alice Walker Team up for political causes," Publishers Weekly. May 12, 1997, Vol. 244 Issue 19, p. 33.

10Sanoff, Alvin P. "The Craft of Survival," U.S. News and World Report, June 3, 1991, p. 51.

11Steinem, Gloria. "Do You Know This Woman? She Knows You: A Profile of Alice Walker," Ms. Magazine. June 1982, pp. 36-37.

12Trescott, Jacqueline."A Child of the South, a Writer of the Heart," The Washington Post. August 8, 1976, p. GI.

13Washington, Mary Helen, "Alice Walker: Her Mother's Gifts," Ms. Magazine. 10 (June 1982): 38.

14Whitaker, Charles. "Alice Walker: Color Purple Author Confronts her Critics and Talks About Her Provacative New Book," Ebony. May 1992., pp. 85-90.

15White, Evelyn, "Alice Walker on Activism," Black Collegian. Oct. 97, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p. 136.

16Wilson, Sharon. "A Conversation with Aice Walker." Kalliope 6. no. 2:37-45 (1984).

17Wolcott, James. "Party of Animals," New Republic 200. (29 May, 1989): 28-30.


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