Monthly Archives: November 2010

Alice & Jung: A Talk – Part 3

Alice & Jung: A Talk – Part 2

Alice & Jung: A Talk – Part 1

Nothing is Stronger Than a Circle Which is Why, as Black Elk* Teaches Us, Everything Tries to Be Round

Nothing is Stronger Than a Circle Which is Why, as Black Elk* Teaches Us, Everything Tries to Be Round

Thoughts on the Russell Tribunal re:
International Corporate Complicity in the Destruction of the People of Palestine
Convening in London November 20-23rd 2010
Copyright©2010 by Alice Walker

 

November 19, 2010

In many of my talks to young people, to women, to peace activists, etc., I… Continue reading

August 31, 2010

 

Writer’s Digest Conversation with Jessica Strawser

 

Decades before her groundbreaking novel The Color Purple, Alice Walker was already a distinctive voice in American and world literature. Decades later, she remains a force—and an inspiration to writers everywhere.

Alice Walker is one of those rare writers who’s had the privilege of witnessing the impact of her own legacy—though it’s one to… Continue reading

Former President Jimmy Carter and Lifetime Companion  Rosalynn Carter

Former President Jimmy Carter and Lifetime Companion Rosalynn Carter

(For Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter of Plains, Georgia)

© 2010 By Alice Walker

Let other leaders
Retire
To play golf
& write
Memoirs
About bombing
Villages
They’ve never seen.

Growing old
Presents a peril
They may not
Expect.

It is to lose
One’s soul
In trivia
& irrelevance
The nerve
Endings
Blunted
By the constant
Pressure… Continue reading

©2010 by Alice Walker

An old friend was upset because she saw a photograph of me wearing a cross.  That’s a cross! She said with fear.  As if she thought I had regressed into something dangerous.  And your earrings, she said, are little crosses!  She was alarmed.  The cross has always preceded torture and attempts to eradicate her people.

I… Continue reading

Alice Walker with Tashi Delek: Dharamsala, India


In 2006 Alice Walker, working with Women for Women International, visited Rwanda and the eastern Congo to witness the aftermath of the genocide in Kigali. Invited by Code Pink, an antiwar group working to end the Iraq War, Walker traveled to Palestine/Israel three years later to view the devastation on the Gaza Strip. Here is her testimony.

 Bearing witness to the depravity and cruelty, she presents the stories of the individuals who crossed her path and shared their tales of suffering and courage. Part of what has happened to human beings over the last century, she believes, is that we have been rendered speechless by unusually barbaric behavior that devalues human life. We have no words to describe what we witness. Self-imposed silence has slowed our response to the plight of those who most need us, often women and children, but also men of conscience who resist evil but are outnumbered by those around them who have fallen victim to a belief in weapons, male or ethnic dominance, and greed.

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Acclaimed author, poet, feminist, activist, and, at the age of just thirty-nine, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Literature, Alice Walker is one of our most extraordinary living writers. From her discussions of black identity and feminism to ruminations on suffering and joy, Walker’s work has consistently displayed her extraordinary literary gifts, her fierce intelligence, and the deep political and spiritual convictions that… Continue reading

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