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The Color Purple
Alice Walker
publisher: Querido, Amsterdam, 1982



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Beloved
Toni Morrison

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain

Maps
Nuruddin Farah


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Celie is a poor black woman whose letters tell the story of 20 years of her life, beginning at age 14 when she is being abused and raped by her father and attempting to protect her sister from the same fate, and continuing over the course of her marriage to 'Mister', a brutal man who terrorizes her. Celie eventually learns that her abusive husband has been keeping her sister's letters from her and the rage she feels, combined with an example of love and independence provided by her close friend Shug, pushes her finally toward an awakening of her creative and loving self.

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BOOKS BY ALICE WALKER:

The Color Purple
1982
A feminist novel about an abused and uneducated black woman's struggle for empowerment.
WHAT TO READ AFTER THE COLOR PURPLE?

DEEP SOUTH
Sartoris
William Faulkner, 1929

A Confederacy of Dunces
John Kennedy Toole, 1980

LET'S SEE...
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Mark Twain, 1884-1885

Their Eyes Were Watching God
Zora Neale Hurston, 1937

Jazz
Toni Morrison, 1992

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