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She is also openly 46 A Brief Biography of Alice Walker political. In the wake of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, she wrote Sent by Earth: A Message from the Grandmother Spirit After the Attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, which asks the question “Where do we start? ” and attempts to contextualize the attacks as a response to the larger context of American aggression, both to foreign nations and to its own internal minorities. In the end, Walker’s life and enormous body of work stick closely to her concerns with women, people of color, and justice.
Walker and Allen settled on Boonville, a small village in Northern California so isolated it had its own dialect. She continued to work for Ms. long-distance, and lived off a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation while she crafted the novel that would become The Color Purple. But as always, controversy followed Walker. In 1979 she became unintentionally embroiled in a debate over a book by Michele Wallace, Black Macho and the Myth of 39 Alice Walker: The Color Purple and Other Works the Superwoman, which examined the contentious relations between black men and women.
It developed primarily in the South, in the communities of former slaves. Credit generally goes to bandleader W. C. Handy, whose 1912 song “Memphis Blues” represents one of the earliest uses of the term. The blues were one of the first forms of nonreligious music in the African-American community, and they reflected an individual voice and consciousness quite 59 Alice Walker: The Color Purple and Other Works unlike the spirituals from which they developed. According to one historian, “there was a direct relationship between the national ideological emphasis upon the individual, the popularity of Booker T.