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Welcome!Great news! In the next few months, this site will be undergoing a major overhaul as I'm in the process of redesigning the site. I'm very excited because this site's future look will be fresher, cleaner, brighter, and prettier. It should also be easier to navigate. Little did I know when I began this site nearly two years ago, now, that I would actually be introduced to the computer in ways I could hardly imagine, as well as a new career in designing web pages.
I am also adding a store to this site, as well as a listing of links stocked with the reference materials necessary to help you write the perfect paper on your assignment. And I also plan to place a listing of the book's contents for those of you who've contacted me in the past to ask about to locate certain poems.
This was my very first web site, and I'm very proud of the response that I've gotten to it. Walker is one of my favorite writers. Her writing has significantly influenced the way I see society and view myself as a woman. She has inspired me to stare beyond society's so-called conventional dictates and to look within myself to find the answers I need to live by. Take a few minutes to look around and you will discover why I believe that Ms. Walker is one of the most fascinating and influential women writers of the 20th Century.
I have written a biography about Alice Walker that I have complied from various sources in her collected essays, Living by the Word and In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens, and other reference sources I have drawn from. You can view the list of works I've drawn from in the bibliography section.
In the biography I have written, you can read about Alice's childhood in Eatonton, GA.
You can also learn about the time she spent as a college student at Spelman and Sarah Lawrence Colleges.
In the "Becoming a Writer" section you can learn why Alice Walker chose to turn to writing as a form of expressing herself.
You can also learn about Alice Walker's resurrection of Zora Neale Hurston's work. Hurston was a Harlem Renaissance writer who was a major influence on Alice Walker's work. You can also learn about Alice's journey to Eatonville, Florida to place a tomb marker on Zora's gravesite.
I have also written about Ms. Walker's life during the writing of her book, The Color Purple, as well as her writing. I've touched on her battle with Lyme Disease during the making of the film as well as the responses she made to her critics.
You can also read about her life after the novel in the section called Later Works . You can read about her movie and subsequent book Warrior Marks which talks about the horrors of female genital circumcision.
I have included a complete listing of her works.
You can also read a little about her latest novels. And you'll see why Alice Walker can be considered a diva of the literary world.
In the "Did you know...?" section, you can learn more about Alice...everything from her historical firsts to her activist stands and spiritual practices. After reading this, you can become more familiar with the life of legendary diva, Alice Walker.
You can learn about her trademark take on feminism in the section called "Womanism."
I have also listed some of the major awards and fellowships that she's won.
In the "Fanatic" you can learn about everything from how she got her hairstyle to the name on her license plate!
You can discover some of the major writers influences who've inspired Alice's style of writing, along with her advice to aspiring artists and writers.
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