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  • Windows: Discovering Uri Avnery

    Uri Avnery at a check-point demonstration in 2002   My own work has been banned a lot. In fact, there is a book about that called Alice Walker Banned that fascinates me to…

  • Ending the Age of Waste

    Ancestors of here Ending The Age of Waste ©2011 by Alice Walker The most important thing humanity can do is believe in itself.  That we can grow, that we can change, and that…

  • Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit

    A Christ.  Compassionate  artist unknown “Blessed are the poor in spirit (for theirs is the kingdom of heaven).” ©2011 by Alice Walker Did you ever understand this? If my spirit was poor, how…

  • The tree of life has fallen

    Photo by Laura Balandran 2008 ©2011 by Alice Walker The tree of lifehas fallen on my small house.I thought it was so much bigger! But it is not.There in the distance I see…

  • To Change the World Enough

    To change the world enoughyou must cease to be afraidof the poor.We experience your fear as the least pardonable ofhumiliations; in the pastit has sent us scurrying offdaunted and ashamedinto the shadows.Now,the world…

  • Poem: Our Martyrs

    Our Martyrs ©2011 by Alice Walker When the peoplehave won a victorywhether smallor largedo you ever wonderat that momentwhere the martyrsmight be? They who sacrificedthemselvesto bring to lifesomething unknownthough nonetheless more preciousthan their…

  • An Open Letter to Nawal El- Saadawi

    Alice Walker and Nawal El -Saadawi, Amsterdam, 1990s An Open Letter to Nawal El- Saadawi ©2011 by Alice Walker Dear Nawal El- Saadawi, Remember when we met in Amsterdam many years ago?  I…

  • Jasmine

    Jasmine May It Be Said of Me © 2009 by Alice Walker May it be said of me That when I saw Your mud hut I remembered My shack. That when I tasted…

  • Alice and Kwamboka

    Kwamboka Okari and Alice Walker in Berkeley 2008 ©2011 by Alice Walker This is Alice and Kwamboka Sitting peaceful on a sofa: the green king of blues communing with Lucille just behind us!…

  • This is a story of how love works

    This is a story of how love works. ©2011 by Alice Walker This is the house for orphaned young girls; the house that love built. These are two of the beautiful girls who…

  • Poem: When you see water

    When you see water ©2011 by Alice Walker When you see water in a streamyou say: oh, this is streamwater; When you see water in the riveryou say: oh, this is waterof the…

  • Word reaches us

    Word reaches us that you are sleeping, sleeping. Dismayed we have turned to the sea. We encounter among others walking there a sense of what we have lost: the broad expanse of humanity’s…