à The Color Purple ☆ Download by Ø Alice Walker

à The Color Purple ☆ Download by Ø Alice Walker The Color Purple Is A Classic With Over A Million Copies Sold In The UK Alone, It Is Hailed As One Of The All Time Greats Of Literature, Inspiring Generations Of ReadersSet In The Deep American South Between The Wars, It Is The Tale Of Celie, A Young Black Girl Born Into Poverty And Segregation Raped Repeatedly By The Man She Calls Father , She Has Two Children Taken Away From Her, Is Separated From Her Beloved Sister Nettie And Is Trapped Into An Ugly Marriage But Then She Meets The Glamorous Shug Avery, Singer And Magic Maker A Woman Who Has Taken Charge Of Her Own Destiny Gradually, Celie Discovers The Power And Joy Of Her Own Spirit, Freeing Her From Her Past And Reuniting Her With Those She Loves A Masterpiece I think it pisses God off if you walk by The Color Purple in a field somewhere and don t notice it Alice Walker, The Color PurpleFrom the time I first read this book I have read this many times , it has been a favorite Walker has brought to life the story of two sisters one a missionary in Africa and one a young abuse wife living in the south Even though there is distance between them, there is great love, great devotion and great compassion This book spans years as we see their lives.
Celie writes letters to God and her sister She has been abused most of her life First by her very father who abused and raped her and gave away her their babies Then she is given to a man who who abuses her This is not an easy book to read It is sad and heartbreaking at times There is rape, abuse, sexism, etc There is also hope, strength, resilience, love and yes, happiness.
Celie f I give this book 5 stars to spite the myopic David Gilmours and the V.
S Naipauls of the world who think books written by women are irrelevant I give this 5 stars to make up for the many 1 2 3 star ratings it may receive simply because of Alice Walker s forthright, honest portrayal of unpleasant truths that are often conveniently shoved under the carpet so as not to disturb the carefully preserved but brittle structure of dogma and century old misconceptions And I award this 5 stars, symbolically on Banned books Week as an apology for all the cowardly sentiments of the ones who misuse their power by banning books, thereby shutting out many powerful voices which demand and need to be heard.
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I read The Colour Purple in my early teens, was traumatized by the graphic abuse portrayed, and vowed to never read it again I was curious about why so many of my GR friends rated it so highly and was eventually convinced to give it another go.
Years after my first read, I still of course have the same visceral reaction to the abuse but that no longer blinds me from seeing the magnificence of Alice Walker s storytelling, and how she brings her characters to life.
Celie is the protagonist of the tale Her story is told through a series of letters written firstly to God, and then to her sister Nettie As an abused, uneducated woman abused by her father, husband, and step children who was only ever shown love by Nettie, the letters are very telling, and are the only means Celie has of expressing her feelings I adored Celie It really a Wow I mean Really Wow.
You know how there are some books and their words wrap around you like a comforting blanket WellThis Is Not One.
The Color Purple rips the clothes right off of your skin, leaving you bare and vulnerable From the first freakin moment opening the page You are just THERE and you can t be anywhere else but THERE Even when you re not.
Wow.
Have you seen the movie I had I thought I was prepared Because the movie was devastating I remember vividly being in the house that me and a couple of college friends rented, sitting there in the dark, all of us sitting on our furniture, chain smoking, drinking wine and crying The movie didn t prepare me.
Walker s words are music Sometimes a sweet melody, but mostly a cacophony of pain and sorrow Oh and how the c

Alice Walker

à The Color Purple ☆ Download by Ø Alice Walker Alice Walker, one of the United States preeminent writers, is an award winning author of novels, stories, essays, and poetry In 1983, Walker became the first African American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for fiction with her novel The Color Purple, which also won the National Book Award Her other books include The Third Life of Grange Copeland, Meridian, The Temple of My Familiar, and Possessi