Alice Walker Highlighted Posts

Leyendo a Evan Osnos: La Era de la Ambición: Persiguiendo la Fortuna, La Verdad y La Fe en La Nueva China

 

China Lands on the Far Side of the Moon

 

Reading Evan Osnos: The Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China

©2019 by Alice Walker

When I visited China in 1983 women held up half the sky. … Continue reading

Carta Abierta a Paris Jackson

An Open Letter to Paris Jackson Alice Walker AliceWalkersGarden
An Open Letter to Paris Jackson

 

Dear Daughter, Dear Paris, Dear Kindred,

Take a look at this:

Her lowest moment came in 1948, when a vindictive neighbor accused Hurston of sexual relations with her 10-year-old son. The charges were patently false — Hurston had been in Honduras at the time, and the boy was mentally unstable — but she… Continue reading

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind AWG 2019 Alice Walker

 

Medicine Art: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Copyright 2019©by Alice Walker

 
Medicine art has a way of showing up
just when you need it most.
And so it is with this great film
that lets us see man and woman
mother and father
children and teachers
a chief, and politicians,
as who they really are.  Poor hopeless  folks
in Africa… Continue reading

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What if you were my son?

Copyright © 2019
By Alice Walker
 
If you were my son,
I would wonder
How you came to say this?
How you came to make
It up.  Because, surely,
It is a fantasy.
What are you really
Trying to hide?
 
Were you tricked
By those brothers
Who… Continue reading

LOS BUENOS Para Hugo Chávez

The Good Ones

For Hugo Chavez

March 5, 2013

©2013 by Alice Walker

The good ones
who listen
to women
to children and the poor
die too soon,
their lives  bedeviled
by opposition:
our hearts grieve for them.

This was the world my father knew.

A poor man
he saw good men come and mostly go;
leaving behind… Continue reading

 © 2019 by Alice Walker

 

Someone wrote about The Color Purple that it is a novel of permanent importance.  This was such a lovely way to think about it!  I was charmed.  Even though I realize permanent might not be that long. However, while I was reading Michelle Obama’s book BECOMING I felt the same way: that it is a… Continue reading

Temples of Peace

This is why.

 

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Sacándose La Flecha Del Corazón

TAKING THE ARROW OUT OF THE HEART

An Evening with Alice Walker & Desert Rose

World Peace Day

Friday, September 21, 2018

7:30 PM

“In this time of sorrow, when so many are reeling from the pain of earth loss, of beauty’s destruction, of oppression and challenge of every sort, I have felt encouraged and spiritually supported by the music… Continue reading

Erigiendo Un Monumento Al Soldado Confederado Que No Quiso Ir A La Guerra

Actual Confederate Boy Soldier War Photo Surrounded by Flowers Alice Walker 2018-08-24

Raising A Memorial To The Confederate Soldier Who Did Not Want To Go To War

for Larry.

Copyright 2018 by Alice Walker

I have been so impressed by the black women who are at the forefront of the effort to remove the statues of Confederate soldiers from public squares and college campuses… Continue reading

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