The World Has Changed: Conversations with Alice Walker

This collection includes compelling conversations between acclaimed writer Walker and other significant literary and cultural figures, including Gloria Steinem, Howard Zinn, and Pema Chodron. Noted scholar Byrd sets Walker's work into context with an introductory essay.
In the first rank of U.S. writers for decades, Alice Walker is known for her political activism as well as for her novels, essays, poetry, and other writings. Selected by editor Rudolph Byrd (American Studies, Emory University), the nineteen conversations with Walker contained in this volume chart her artistic, spiritual, and political development over the years between 1973 and 2006. Talking with people including Paula Giddings, Amy Goodman, Howard Zinn, and Gloria Steinam, Walker discusses subjects such as her early inspirations as a writer, the importance of animal rights activism to her world view and writing, being a black female writer from the South, and the role of the civil rights movement in her work. Engaging and challenging, this book will appeal to many readers, especially to those already familiar with Walker's work. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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