Alice Walker

Possessing The Secret Of Joy
  • Possessing The Secret Of Joy

  • 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.

Alice Walker is the author of seven novels including The Color Purple, which won the Pultizer Prize, The Temple of My Familiar, Meridian, The Third Life of Grange Copeland, Now is the Time to Open Your Heart; three collections of short stories, In Love & Trouble, You Can't Keep A Good Woman Down, The Way Forward is with a Broken Heart; and eight volumes of poetry including, Once, Revolutionary Petunias, Good Night Willie Lee, I'll See You in the Morning, Horses Makes A Landscape Look More Beautiful, and Her Blue Body Everything We Know. She lives in Northern California.

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