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Possessing the Secret of Joy By Alice Walker

Possessing the Secret of Joy
by Alice Walker

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A novel about a character from Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "The Color Purple". This is Tashi's story, a shattering account of a young African woman whose decision to go through the female initiation ceremony has terrible consequences.
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Possessing the Secret of Joy by Alice Walker

When Alice Walker finished writing The Color Purple she realised that she needed to tell the story of Tashi, a minor character, who had 'left Africa but had taken her wound with her to America'. This is Tashi's story, told in her words and the voices of the people who loved her. This extraordinarily courageous and compelling novel explores the tragic consequences of Tashi's decision to go through the female intiation ceremony.

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About Alice Walker

Alice Walker is the author of the novels The Color Purple, which won the Pulitzer Prize, The Temple of My Familiar, Meridian, The Third Life of Grange Copeland; two collections of short stories, In Love & Trouble, You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down; and five volumes of poetry, Once, Revolutionary Petunias, Good Night Willie Lee, I'll See You In The Morning, Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful, and Her Blue Body Everything We Know. She lives and teaches in San Francisco.

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Possessing the Secret of Joy by Alice Walker
Alice Walker
Used - Very Good
Vintage Publishing
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