Alice Walker Highlighted Posts

The Sympathizer Book Cover Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen

 

Was the Civil Rights Movement a politically orchestrated distraction from the wars on the citizens, lands and cultures of yellow people half a world away? We were distracted, some more than others, by assassinations and hangings, fire bombing of cars and houses, and the humiliating back and forth “progress” of “integration” via the long torturous march of… Continue reading

En español, Lee y Firma El Llamado a la acción para detener a Trump y Pence antes de que asuman el poder

 

I love the truth of this woman.  She has always been standing where she stands now.
Even though times are hard, how lucky we are to see this
and to know what we are seeing. -AW

 

Read and Sign… Continue reading

It is a great experience to find one’s self taken over by a book, and that was my experience of BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah.  There’s no more fascinating a relationship between mother and son anywhere, to my mind, than that between Trevor and his mother, Patricia. I can only wonder if she finds it as priceless as I do.  … Continue reading

Poema, SOY FELIZ DE ANUNCIAR QUE NO VOY A NINGUNA PARTE!en Español

Photo of Alice Walker Sandals on stairs by blue wall

 Photo by Alice Walker

I Am Happy To Report I Am Not Going Anywhere!

©2016 by Alice Walker

for Joan

I am happy to report
I am not going anywhere!
That I am stuck like glue
to this house, this window, this bed.
To this view, that tree,… Continue reading

El poema ESTOY AFLIGIDA POR FIDEL en Español

I AM GRIEVING FOR FIDEL

and for Raul

©2016 by Alice Walker
 
I am grieving
for Fidel; I am bereft
because he left us.

Yet, after decades
of offering support
to more doubtful
and less confident souls
who called to him from his own country
and around the suffering  globe
wasn’t it time… Continue reading

Yemanjá 

Wisdom from the African Heart of Brazil
Narrated by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker

A film by Donna C. Roberts and Donna Read

http://www.yemanjathefilm.com/

A documentary film about the Candomblé religion in Bahia, Brazil, a vibrant African-derived culture which evolved from the days of enslaved Africans. Elder women leaders tell stories of Candomblé’s history, social challenges and triumphs, grounded… Continue reading

Loving, A Film 2016

 

DON’T MISS LOVING

DON’T MISS SNOWDEN

DON’T MISS QUEEN OF KATWE

DON’T MISS 13TH

DON’T MISS  MOONLIGHT

REREAD:  1984, BRAVE NEW WORLD, AND DOWN AND OUT IN LONDON AND PARIS.  

You’ll just have to take my word for it.  I’m overextended and my dog is ill, so I can’t go into all the reasons I’d like you to experience the… Continue reading

en español

In these times of woe, trust in what you love that loves you back

©2016 by Alice Walker

And though I’ve been there only once, for such a brief visit (!) I have a warm place in my heart for Brazil.  It is its people, first and last, who seem to me different in some quite unidentifiable but definitely encouraging (of humanity)… Continue reading

Miko with Alice WalkerMiko Peled and Alice Walker

In this post, Miko Peled, author of The General’s Son, Journey of an Israeli in Palestine, laments the death of Muhammed Ali and wishes he had stayed a while longer with us.  I feel the peace that comes when a person who has given his or her all in the cause of what is right passes away and is… Continue reading

SANDERS WANTS TO DEBATE REAL ISSUES
BY MANUEL E. YEPE

http://manuelyepe.wordpress.com/

A CubaNews translation. Edited by Walter Lippmann.

Another novelty introduced by the campaign of Democratic Party
presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in his bid to win voters for his
candidacy is the complaint made about the sad role of candidates and
the media interested in sharpening antagonisms between candidates
based on purely personal or trivial… Continue reading

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