Essay Topic 1
Discuss the style and major themes in Walker's work as well as her other achievements and biographical history. What impact did Walker's childhood environment play on her work?
Essay Topic 2
Define and identify the narrative voice, tense and style of the memoir in Part 1. In what person is the narrative written?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the setting established in Part 1 of the narrative. How difficult was it in 1969 to grow up biracial in Jackson, Mississippi? What impact did this have on the author?
Essay Topic 4
Describe the life and career of Alice Walker. Where was she born? How did she become involved in civil rights activism?
Essay Topic 5
Describe Walker's relationship with her extended paternal family. Where were the Leventhals from originally? How was Great Grandmother Jennie described in the text?
Essay Topic 6
Define and discuss the theme of racial identity in the memoir. How is racial...
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