• THE Chicken Chronicles: A Memoir

    ©2011 by Alice Walker (words); ©2011 by Tamara Staples (art). I love this chicken because she is so in her body.  If you look into her eyes you are right to know she…

  • Hard Times Require Furious Dancing

      “[These] poems grow as naturally on the page as grass and flowers, yet never try to conceal a terrain of early graves, emotional land mines, and levies of sorrow.” – Gloria Steinem,…

  • Why War Is Never a Good Idea

    “Though War is Old / It has not / Become wise,” Walker writes in this eloquent poem. Paintings in neon-bright colors celebrate forest diversity and urban communities across the globe. Then each community,…

  • Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth

    “You/ are/ the sister/ The big/ Sister/ As hero,” Alice Walker writes near the beginning of her sixth volume of poems: “The one who sees/ The one who listens/ The one who guides/…

  • Book: The Way Forward is With a Broken Heart

    “These are the stories that came to me to be told after the close of a magical marriage to an extraordinary man that ended in a less-than-magical divorce. I found myself unmoored, unmated,…

  • Sent By Earth

    Sent By Earth: A Message from the Grandmother Spirit After the Bombing of the World Trade Center and Pentagon (2001) Alice Walker uses political commentary, poetry, and hard-won wisdom to look at what…

  • Book: Anything We Love Can Be Saved

    “Walker’s commitment to activism-in its myriad cultural, political and spiritual forms-shines forth convincingly in this wide-ranging collection of personal essays, remarks, letters, speeches and statements, many previously published. Tracing her advocacy to an…

  • By the Light of My Father’s Smile

    A family from the United States goes to the remote Sierras in Mexico–the writer-to-be, Susannah; her sister, Magdalena; her father and mother.  And there, amid an endangered band of mixed-race Blacks and Indians called…

  • Warrior Marks

    Alice Walker and Pratibha Parmar expose the secret of female genital mutilation, a practice that affects one hundred million of the world’s women. Part memoir, part travelogue, part photographic journey, this nonfiction follow-up…

  • Possessing the Secret of Joy

    From the author the Washington Post calls “a writer of bold artistry,” this is the searing story of Tashi, a tribal African woman first glimpsed in The Color Purple, whose memory of her sister’s early…

  • Book: Temple of My Familiar

    OVER FOUR MONTHS A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “In The Temple of My Familiar, Celie and Shug from The Color Purple subtly shadow the lives of dozens of characters, all dealing in some…