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Alice Walker, Novelist and Activist

By February 9, 2013

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Alice Walker, African American woman writer, is known not only for her now-classic novel The Color Purple; but for her rediscovery of an earlier African American woman novelist (and folklorist), Zora Neale Hurston. Alice Walker is also known for her activism in causes -- environmentalism, spirituality, racial justice, women's issues, and against female circumcision. Learn more:


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