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Alice Walker

Alice WalkerAKA Alice Malsenior Walker

Born: 9-Feb-1944
Birthplace: Eatonton, GA

Gender: Female
Religion: Buddhist
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Bisexual [1]
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Color Purple


[1] Essence, February 1996: "I am bisexual. I just live my life. I don't think I have to phone in and tell everybody." See also Aida Edemariam, "Free Spirit", The Guardian, 23 June 2007.

Husband: (m. 1967, div. 1976)
Daughter: Rebecca Walker (feminist, actress, b. 1969)
Slept with:
Tracy Chapman (according to Aida Edemariam of The Guardian)

    University: Spelman College (two years, transferred)
    University: Sarah Lawrence College (1965)

    Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1983 for The Color Purple
    National Book Award for Fiction 1983 for The Color Purple
    Humanist of the Year 1997
    Ms. Editor
    Kucinich for President
    Peace Action 50th Anniversary Honorary Host Committee (2007)
    Voters for Choice
    Women's International League for Peace and Freedom "Sponsor"
    Missing Eye shot by brother with BB gun
    Shot
    Abortion
    Risk Factors: Lyme Disease

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Fidel (2-Aug-2001) · Herself

Author of books:
Once (1968, poetry)
The Third Life of Grange Copeland (1970, novel)
Revolutionary Petunias & Other Poems (1973, poetry)
In Love & Trouble: Stories of Black Women (1973, short stories)
Meridian (1976, novel)
The Color Purple (1982, novel)
In Search of Our Mother's Gardens: Womanist Prose (1983, essays)
The Temple of My Familiar (1989, novel)
Possessing the Secret of Joy (1992, novel)
By the Light of My Father's Smile (1998, novel)


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