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Alice (Malsenior) Walker Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 45 pages of information about the life of Alice (Malsenior) Walker.
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Dictionary of Literary Biography on Alice (Malsenior) Walker

[This entry was updated by Donna Haisty Winchell (Clemson University) from her entry in DLB 143: American Novelists Since World War II, Third Series, pp. 277-292.]

Alice Walker knows firsthand the social and political consequences of being a black woman coming of age during the second half of the twentieth century. In her fiction, nonfiction, and poetry she confronts bluntly the history of the oppression of her people and, more recently, the oppression of her planet. Her wish for black men and women is that they not merely survive, but survive whole, as she has done. From the time she first appeared on the literary scene in 1968 with a collection of poems called Once, Walker has viewed her writing as a means of survival. When she was nearing fifty, she expressed surprise that she was not a suicide before the age of thirty, but she explains in the...

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