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Alice Walker
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Alice Walker

First African American Woman to Win a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her novel "The Color Purple"
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Alice Walker is an author and poet, most of whose writing portrays the lives of poor, oppressed African American women in the early 1900s. Walker won the American Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for her best-known work, The Color Purple, which was praised for its strong characterizations and the clear, musical quality of its colloquial language. Her most recent works are The Cushion in the Road: Meditation and Wandering as the Whole World Awakens to Being in Harm's Way and The World Will Follow Joy. In her works, she depicts vividly the sexism, racism and poverty that often make that life a struggle, but she also portrays as part of that life the strengths of family, community, self-worth and spirituality. Walker continues not only to write, but is active in environmental and feminist causes and issues of economic justice.