A new york times–bestselling “collection of righteous speeches and essays . . . A thoughtful and reflective look at life and the search for meaning” —Booklist. Is walker the cultural pioneer back on top form” The Guardian. From the prolific writer, comes a compilation of writing and speeches on advocacy, poet, and activist Alice Walker, struggle, and hope.
We Are The Ones We Have Been Waiting For: Inner Light in a Time of Darkness #ad - Drawing equally on walker’s spiritual grounding and her progressive political convictions, compassion, each chapter concludes with a recommended meditation to teach us patience, and forgiveness. We are the ones we have been waiting for takes on some of the greatest challenges of our times and in it Walker encourages readers to take faith in the fact that, despite the daunting predicaments we find ourselves in, we are uniquely prepared to create positive change.
Hard Times Require Furious Dancing: New PoemsNew World Library #ad - Hard Times Require Furious Dancing: New Poems #ad - Beloved for her ability to speak her own truth in ways that speak for and about countless others, she demonstrates that we are stronger than our circumstances. I was born to grow, / like / poems / this one“so writes alice walker in this new book of poems, / alongside my garden of plants, the deliciousness of love, poems composed over the course of one year in response to joy and sorrow both personal and global: the death of loved ones, environmental devastation, war, poverty, greed, the sorrow of rejection, and the sweetness of home.
. As she confronts personal and collective challenges, sing, her words dance, and heal. The poems embrace our connections while celebrating the joy of individuality, the power we each share to express our truest, deepest selves.
Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart Spanish Edition37 Ink #ad - From poems of painful self-inquiry, and liberating world of activism, hope and, above all, love, at times difficult, Walker offers us a window into her magical, to celebrating the simple beauty of baking frittatas, gratitude. Winner of the naacp image award for outstanding literary work * alice walker, author of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning The Color Purple—“an American novel of permanent importance” San Francisco Chronicle—crafts a bilingual collection that is both playfully imaginative and intensely moving.
Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart Spanish Edition #ad - Presented in both english and spanish, alice Walker shares a timely collection of nearly seventy works of passionate and powerful poetry that bears witness to our troubled times, while also chronicling a life well-lived. Whether she’s urging us to preserve an urban paradise or behold the delicate necessity of beauty to the spirit, Walker encourages us to honor the divine that lives inside all of us and brings her legendary free verse to the page once again, demonstrating that she remains a revolutionary poet and an inspiration to generations of fans.
In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: ProseOpen Road Media #ad - What is a womanist? alice Walker sets out to define the concept in this anthology of early essays and other nonfiction pieces. A collection of early personal and political essays from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple. As she outlines it, a womanist is a person who prefers to side with the oppressed: with women, with people of color, with the poor.
In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Prose #ad - Whether she’s taking on nuclear proliferation, or her own creative process, the promise and problems of the civil rights movement, Walker always brings to bear a fearless determination to tell the truth. As a writer, walker has always taken such people as her primary subjects, and her search for paths toward self-possession and freedom always holds out hope for the transformative power of compassion and love.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection. .
Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart: A NovelRandom House #ad - As yolo begins his own parallel voyage, memories of family disaster and marital discord, Kate encounters celibates and lovers, shamans and snakes, and emerges at a place where nothing remains but love. Kate has always been a wanderer. In now is the time to open your heart, alice walker has created a work that ranks among her finest achievements: the story of a woman’s spiritual adventure that becomes a passage through time, a quest for self, and a collision with love.
A well-published author, married many times, she has lived a life rich with explorations of the natural world and the human soul. Now, she leaves her lover, at fifty-seven, and flows, one that begins on the Colorado River, proceeds through the past, Yolo, to embark on a new excursion, inexorably, into the future.
Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart: A Novel #ad - The pulitzer prize–winning author of the color purple, possessing the Secret of Joy, and The Temple of My Familiar now gives us a beautiful new novel that is at once a deeply moving personal story and a powerful spiritual journey. Told with the accessible style and deep feeling that are its author’s hallmarks, Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart is Alice Walker’s most surprising achievement.
The World Will Follow Joy: Turning Madness into Flowers New PoemsThe New Press #ad - Hailed as a “lavishly gifted writer, fresh language, anger, forgiveness, ” Walker imbues her poetry with evocative images, and profound wisdom The New York Times. Casting her eye toward history, and tragedies down to bright, she “distills struggles, and nature, and the Dalai Lama, as well as to world figures such as Jimmy Carter, politics, Gloria Steinem, crises, singing lessons in living with awareness and joy” Booklist.
A poetry collection of “playful and crooning lyricism” from the National Book Award– and Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple Booklist. The poems in the world will follow Joy remind us of our human capacity to come together and take action, even in our troubled political times. Her spirituality, concern for human rights, and almost old-fashioned, determined joyousness run deep and her devoted readers will want to follow her as she turns ‘madness into flowers’” Library Journal.
The World Will Follow Joy: Turning Madness into Flowers New Poems #ad - By attentively chronicling the conditions of human life today, Walker shows, profound spirituality, her deep compassion, as ever, and necessary political commitments. In this dazzling new collection, Alice Walker offers over sixty new poems to incite and nurture contemporary activists.
Doing Sixty & SeventyOpen Road Media #ad - It frees women as well as men to embrace that “full, glorious, alive-in-the-moment, don’t-give-a-damn yet caring-for-everything sense of the right now. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gloria Steinem including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.
In doing sixty & seventy she addresses an essential concern of people everywhere—and especially of women: the issue of aging. A powerful and moving treatise on the surprises of aging from an influential feminist writer and activist who thinks beyond stereotypesThe older I get, the more intensely I feel about the world around me.
Doing Sixty & Seventy #ad - Gloria steinem has been an eloquent and outspoken voice for women’s rights and equality for more than four decades. Whereas turning fifty, is “leaving a much-loved and familiar country, in her experience, ” turning sixty means “arriving at the border of a new one. With insight, and heartfelt honesty, wit, intelligence, she explores the landscapes of this new country and celebrates what she has called “the greatest adventure of our lives.
While appreciating everybody’s experiences as different, Steinem sees these years as charged with possibilities. Dealing with stereotypes and the “invisibility” that often accompany a woman’s senior years can be as liberating as it is frustrating.
The Temple of My Familiar The Color Purple Collection Book 2Open Road Media #ad - The pulitzer prize–winning author of the color Purple weaves a “glorious and iridescent” tapestry of interrelated lives in this New York Times bestseller Library Journal. From recent african immigrants, to a woman who grew up in the mixed-race rainforest communities of South America, to Celie’s own granddaughter living in modern-day San Francisco, all must come to understand the brutal stories of their ancestors to come to terms with their own troubled lives.
In the temple of my familiar, celie and shug from The Color Purple subtly shadow the lives of dozens of characters, all dealing in some way with the legacy of the African experience in America. The temple of my familiar is the 2nd book in the Color Purple Collection, which also includes The Color Purple and Possessing the Secret of Joy.
The Temple of My Familiar The Color Purple Collection Book 2 #ad - As walker follows these astonishing characters, she weaves a new mythology from old fables and history, a profoundly spiritual explanation for centuries of shared African-American experience. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down: StoriesOpen Road Media #ad - But unlike her first collection of stories, the women in these tenderly wrought tales face their problems head on, proving powerful and self-possessed even when degraded by others—sometimes by those closest to them. But even as the female protagonists face exploitation, as always, social asymmetries, and casual cruelties, Walker leavens her stories with ample wit and, an eye for the redemptive power of love.
You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down: Stories #ad - Women stand their ground in the midst of crisis in this story collection by the New York Times–bestselling author of The Color Purple. This collection builds on Alice Walker’s earlier work, the much-praised In Love & Trouble. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
A collection that reveals a master of fiction approaching the fullness of her talent, these are the stories Walker produced while penning The Color Purple.
Anything We Love Can Be Saved: A Writer's ActivismBallantine Books #ad - In anything we love can be saved, alice walker writes about her life as an activist, in a book rich in the belief that the world is saveable, if only we will act. She goes on to explore many important private and public issues: being a daughter and raising one, dreadlocks, civil rights, banned books, and gender communication.
. She writes about zora Neale Hurston and Salman Rushdie and offers advice to Bill Clinton. Here is a wise woman's thoughts as she interacts with the world today, and an important portrait of an activist writer's life. Note: this edition does not include photographs. Speaking from her heart on a wide range of topics--religion and the spirit, families and identity, feminism and race, politics and social change--Walker begins with a moving autobiographical essay in which she describes her own spiritual growth and roots in activism.
Possessing the Secret of Joy The Color Purple Collection Book 3Open Road Media #ad - Possessing the secret of joy is the 3rd book in the Color Purple Collection, which also includes The Color Purple and The Temple of My Familiar. In tashi’s tribe, the olinka, young girls undergo female genital mutilation as an initiation into the community. Tashi manages to avoid this fate at first, but when pressed by tribal leaders, she submits.
. In possessing the secret of Joy, Alice Walker exposes the abhorrent practice of female genital mutilation in an unforgettable, moving novel. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection. Years later, married and living in America as Evelyn Johnson, Tashi’s inner pain emerges.
Possessing the Secret of Joy The Color Purple Collection Book 3 #ad - As she questions why such a terrifying, disfiguring sacrifice was required, she sorts through the many levels of subjugation with which she’s been burdened over the years. An american woman struggles with the genital mutilation she endured as a child in Africa in a New York Times bestseller “as compelling as The Color Purple” San Francisco Chronicle.