An author, poet, and activist, Alice Walker has been a strong African-American female voice in American literature since her first poetry collection, Once, was published in 1968.  Since then, Walker has authored a number of novels, short story collections, poetry anthologies, and non-fiction works.  

Mainstream audiences know her best for her novel, The Color Purple (1982), which was adapted into a film in 1985 and starred Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover.  It was also adapted into a Broadway musical in 2005.

Along with his writing, Walker is an outspoken activist for civil rights and womanism, and the themes of her works reflect her views on these topics and many others.  She is also an animal rights activist.  

Below are several interviews with Walker speaking about his works and her creative process.

Check out her official site HERE.

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