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Author Plant, Deborah G., 1956- author

Title Alice Walker : a woman for our times / Deborah G. Plant
Published Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 251 pages)
Series Women writers of color
Women writers of color.
Contents Section I. Earth poem: "There are bad women walking on the planet now." I am the earth. . . . -- For six years I do not look up -- Everything changed -- A Spelman girl -- On my own terms -- Section II. Fire poem: "A message to younger sisters: be whole." I Would Only Be the Philosopher -- Changing the world -- Meridian: coming of age in Mississippi -- Thought at the meridian -- Truth teller, freedom writer -- Section III. Air poem: "The clitoris knows when and how." Apologia: honoring the difficult -- Helped are those who know -- A woman of one's own: womanist philosophy and revitalization of the sovereign feminine -- The sacred masculine -- The Gnostic gospel of my father's smile -- Section IV. Water poem: "My body is a farm" (for my son)." Mbele Aché -- Sub rosa no longer: our daughters have mothers -- Absolute goodness -- Why war is never a good idea -- We are the ones -- Section V. Aether poem: "Little girls." The cathedral of the future -- Caritas: the greatest of these -- Ouroboros -- "Alice" is Old Greek for truth -- Lapis philosophorum
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Walker, Alice, 1944-
African American women authors -- Biography.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Biographies.
Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017029393
ISBN 0313377510 (electronic bk.)
9780313377518 (electronic bk.)
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