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Anything We Love Can Be Saved: A Writer's Activism

Alice Walker

ISBN 10: 0679455841 / ISBN 13: 9780679455844
Published by Random House, 1997
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Title: Anything We Love Can Be Saved: A Writer's ...

Publisher: Random House

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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America's beloved author of The Color Purplewrites here about her life as an activist, in a book rich in belief in the world as savable, if only we will act on our beliefs. Here are a superb writer's thoughts on politics, culture, feminism, race, religion, raising a daughter, writing and living.

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Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple, is an international activist and self-professed womanist. This pleasing collection of short essays amounts to a very personal stroll through her psyche. Sharing touchstones and demons, she serves up a spirited defense of Winnie Mandela, accused of taking part in kidnapping and torture; a quest to mark the grave of Zora Neale Hurston, an "African AmerIndian" folklorist who chronicled the lives of Southern American blacks in the 1920s and '30s; poignant, angry witnesses at a conference in Ghana devoted to stopping female genital mutilation; and life lessons her daughter taught her. Walker's opinions are enriched by her poetry and highlighted by the whimsical phrases and titles with which she frames serious subjects.

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