In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Prose by Alice Walker

Walker’s collection of early nonfiction serves as the manifesto of a young artist—and an illuminating self-portrait What is a womanist? Alice Walker sets out to define the concept in this anthology of early essays and other nonfiction pieces. 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. 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. Whether she’s taking on nuclear proliferation, the promise and problems of the civil rights movement, or her own creative process, Walker always brings to bear a fearless determination to tell the truth. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

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The 1157th greatest nonfiction book of all time


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  1. - 100 Major Works of Modern Creative Nonfiction (About.com)

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In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose Paperback 87991 $9.47 $3.04 2003
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