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Possessing The Secret Of Joy By Alice Walker

Possessing The Secret Of Joy

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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.
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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 initiation ceremony.

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"Like The Color Purple, this novel packs an enormous emotional punch... A direct challenge to the times we live in" * Guardian *
"A true confrontation with the hearts of darkness, this is masterful, honourable, and unforgettable storytelling" * Cosmopolitan *
"Walker's delicate narrative gifts have never been better displayed, her depiction of the unbearable never so unflinchingly believable" * Daily Telegraph *

About Alice Walker


Alice Walker is the author of seven novels, including Pulitzer Prize winnner The Color Purple, The Third Life of Grange Copeland and Now is the Time to Open Your Heart; three collections of short stories, In Love & Trouble, You Can't Keep A Good Woman Down and The Way Forward is with a Broken Heart; as well as eight volumes of poetry. Alice Walker lives in Northern California.

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GOR001292519
Possessing The Secret Of Joy by Alice Walker
Alice Walker
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
1993-05-04
288
0099224119
9780099224112
N/A
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