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More proof:  We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For!

Sometime in the 1980s I was arrested for- I believe, not recalling specifics- insisting that the University of California divest holdings that supported the Apartheid state of South Africa. One joy in the event was being held in custody with the wonderful and wise Maya Angelou.… Continue reading

Two males outdoors at protest Free Julian Assange protest signage

I’LL SEE YOU WHEN YOUR TROUBLES GET LIKE MINE  (Traditional Blues)

© 2019 by Alice Walker

for John Shipton

I’ll see you when your troubles
Get like mine… lord, lord,
I’ll see you when your troubles
Get like mine.

I was thinking about this song
While watching Julian Assange’s
Father
Being interviewed
By 60 Minutes Australia.
The woman interviewer
Wanted him to
Admit… Continue reading

Harriet Wilson Our Nig Book Jacket Cover

READING “OUR NIG” (Or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black) DECADES LATER

Copyright 2019 by Alice Walker

 

Our Nig, the 1859 novel by Harriet E. Wilson, is the saddest book I have read.  It was challenging to read as a young woman. Decades later, I find I must read it in fits and starts. Grief… Continue reading

A wish for you. -AW

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

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