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Alice Walker’s The Color Purple

Mae G. Henderson

in Speaking in Tongues and Dancing Diaspora: Black Women Writing and Performing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780195116595
eISBN:
9780199375219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116595.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, Women's Literature

Alice Walker’s The Color Purple revises the traditional English epistolary novel, a form invented by men writing about women. This chapter argues that both author and her women characters, Celie and ... More


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