Friday, February 27, 2009

Coming Across a Feminist

While typing my paper this week, I came across an interesting book, written by Alice Walker.

A self-acclaimed feminist and womanist, Walker won a Pulitzer Prize for her work on the fictional writing, The Color Purple.

The book I picked up at Borders was, In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose (1983)

It is a series of essasys similar to Douglas' book, Where the Girls Are. However, the only difference is that Walker's book goes into detail about women's sufferage, feminisim and the civil rights movement on the African American female side.
It was good to see the other side of spectrum. While Susan Douglas' explained her life as white female growing up during feminist movement of the past 50 years, Walker explained the African American side of growing up female the past 50 years.
Walker is an avid poet, who installs some poetry into the, In Search of Our Monthers' Gardens: Womanist Prose.
If interested I added a clip of one of Walker's poems....called "Not with a bang. But with a whimper," from her speech at the Evening of Conscience in San Fransisco, October 2, 2006...
Click on the link bellow and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. The Color Purple was such a good book. It really makes you appreciate the time we live in now expecially being a woman. Reading Douglas was interesting to see her white point of view. I would love to read Walkers book because I bet her view is completely different on the subject. The two were seeing the movement from completely different angles and most likely being treated completely different.