Causeries Egalité – Alice Walker – My life, my work, my struggles (la vie, mon travail, mes luttes)
Duration: 42:11 minutes
Dr Salim Lamrani, Lecturer at the Université de La Réunion, has welcomed Alice Walker, the American feminist writer and activist, for an exceptional online interview which will be broadcast from Monday October 9.
It is a great honor for the Université de La Réunion that a writer of this stature has agreed to this interview. Very rare in the media, she talks about her life, her work and her struggles. Alice Walker is a major figure in the fight for civil rights, and a tireless campaigner for black women’s rights, against sexism, violence and patriarchy, in favor of abortion rights, and also for the defense of the environment and the protection of animals; she was the first African-American woman to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1983 for her novel “The Color Purple”, which is still one of the best-selling novels in the world (made into a film by director Steven Spielberg). Alice Walker is also deeply committed to opposing US economic sanctions against Cuba.
In this fascinating and rare interview, the writer talks about her childhood in the American South and racial segregation, the people who inspired her, her encounters such as Fidel Castro, her life and her struggles, most recently against child trafficking.
Salim Lamrani 2023