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Alice Walker
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    (February 9, 1944- )
    Wrote ‘The Color Purple,' ‘Anything We Love Can Be Saved,' ‘The Same River Twice: Honoring the Difficult,' ‘Her Blue Body Everything We Know,' ‘Possessing the Secret of Joy,' ‘The Temple of My Familiar,' ‘In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose,' ‘You Can't Keep A Good Woman Down,' ‘Meridian,' ‘The Third Life of Grange Copeland,' ‘Revolutionary Petunias and Other Poems' and ‘In Love & Trouble: Stories of Black Women'
    Some critics claim her writings portray African American men in a negative light.
    She wrote a letter to Bill Clinton asking him to meet with Fidel Castro and lift the trade embargo against Cuba.
    She contemplated suicide after having an abortion (1965).
    She worked as an editor for Gloria Steinem's magazine, ‘Ms.'
    She is credited with coining the term, ‘womanist.'
    Her novels feature strong and positive portrayals of African American women.
    She won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel ‘The Color Purple (1983).'
    She was active in the 1960's Civil Rights movement, and has spoken out against apartheid, female genital mutilation and nuclear weapons.
    As a child, her brother accidentally shot her in the eye with his bb gun, leaving her scarred and visually impaired.
    She graduated Sarah Lawrence College.

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