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by Alice Walker

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Author:
Alice Walker
ISBN13:
978-0671789459
ISBN:
0671789457
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Publisher:
Washington Square Press (January 1, 1997)
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Home Alice Walker Possessing the Secret of Joy. Home. Possessing the secret o. .Possessing the Secret of Joy, . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15. Possessing the Secret of Joy. Alice Walker. And it was that night, after the wedding dinner, when we were all getting ready for bed, that Olivia told me what has been troubling her brother.

Though obviously connected, Possessing the Secret of Joy is not a sequel to either The Color Purple or The Temple of My Familiar. Alice Walker, Possessing the Secret of Joy. (Series: ) Thank you for reading books on BookFrom. Like The Temple of My Familiar, it is a return to the original world of The Color Purple only to pick up those characters and events that refused to leave my mind.

Home Alice Walker Possessing the Secret of Jo. This is from a book by a French anthropologist, Marcel Griaule, he says, turning it so I can see its orange cover and read its title, Conversations with Ogotemmeli. I am under the influence of a new, mild and quite pleasant drug. It is as if I've smoked marijuana. I have not grasped the meaning of the passage, which Pierre has read to me so earnestly; nor do I completely comprehend how it is he is sitting in my living room reading to me from this strange book. Have I stopped hating him?

Possessing the Secret of Joy is a 1992 novel by Alice Walker. It tells the story of Tashi, an African woman and a minor character in Walker's earlier novel The Color Purple.

Possessing the Secret of Joy is a 1992 novel by Alice Walker.

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Start by marking Possessing the Secret of Joy as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. The most horrifying thing about this book is that FGM is still practiced in many countries. However, this book makes a statement; Alice Walker gives a voice to the women who have experienced FGM and have no voice. Walker shows how tradition can sometimes be oppressive. I was impressed by how Walker tackled such a controversial topic and with cultural sensitivity as well.

Alice Walker is one of the most prolific and important writers of our time, known for her literary fiction, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Color Purple (which was .

Alice Walker is one of the most prolific and important writers of our time, known for her literary fiction, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Color Purple (which was also a major Broadway play), her many volumes of poetry, and her powerful nonfiction collections. I love this book and I love knowing the secret of joy. This story is heartbreaking and fulfilling at the same time.

Alice Walker won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award for her novel The Color Purple

Alice Walker won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award for her novel The Color Purple. Her other bestselling novels include By the Light of My Father's Smile, Possessing the Secret of Joy, and The Temple of My Familiar. She is also the author of two collections of short stories, three collections of essays, five volumes of poetry, and several children's books. Born in Eaton, Georgia, Walker now lives in Northern California.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

When Alice Walker finished writing The Color Purple she realised that she needed to tell the story of Tashi, a minor character, who .

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".

Prompted by misguided loyalty to the customs of her people, Tashi Johnson, a tribal African woman living in North America, endures a severely traumatizing tribal initiation rite of passage, an experience that affects her sense of identity. Reprint.
  • The subject of Alice Walker's book has been one that I have been interested in, yet avoided, as it evokes strong emotional response, horror, revulsion, etc. I first heard of female circumcision from an article I read in Reader's Digest when I was a teenager. I could not believe such a thing existed, and being a "whole" woman has been an important part of life. This book explains more about where the practice comes from, the beliefs that perpetuate the practice, and how women have finally become powerful enough in numbers to resist and fight for the right to live as fully sexual beings. The story is told by several voices, and flips back and forth through time to tell it. I've never been a big fan of broken timelines; maybe they mess up my attention span, but this story seemed to hold together well enough to let me follow it. I recommend it to anybody who is interested in the history of female sexuality and circumcision.

  • I read this book many, many years ago in college and I have to say it changed me as a person and changed my worldview. Obviously I was young at the time and didn't think much outside of myself, but this story opened my eyes and I will never see the world the same way again. It's had a lasting effect on how I treat others, how I see my place in the world and how I how I feel I should conduct myself (reaching out more to help rather than just turning a blind eye to the problems of others). I'm not sure that was the author's intention but that's what this book did for me. I've read other books by her and the most wonderful are the short essays that are true stories, pointing out little wonders in the world. But this book was a gateway to me learning more about the world around me, the atrocities women and people face around the world, the strength of the human spirit and how we're all really alike in many ways. It's a beautiful book, somewhat shocking, but wonderfully played out.

  • The subject of Female Circumcision is a hard one to read about, especially for a man. But I think it is very relevant in view of women's rights, especially in Africa, but also in the middle East as well as parts of the western world. Men have suppressed women for eons in one way or another, which is testament to their power that men chose not to contend with. I have to wonder, with women, Blacks, Gays, etc. who have been suppressed, and are now free to be, how will the human male get back their control? Violence is the usual way. A frightening thought.

  • This was my first Alice Walker novel and it won’t be the last. Walker tackles a taboo and deeply controversial topic with the intensity it deserves. Her characters have grace and steel wills. Their voices must be heard.

  • I have always enjoyed the writings of Alice Walker and this book did not fail me. Ms. Walker has the ability to pull me into her stories as if I am there physically. I read the first two books of this trilogy years ago and was pleasantly surprised when I saw it on sale on Amazon. If you liked the Color Purple then you will like this book also.

  • This book tells a personal story of the young lady that was married to Celie's son, Adam.
    The book gives an account of the practice of circumcision of women in some cultures.
    It is a book (while hard at times to read) that will make us All aware of some horrendous
    practices endured by some women and wriiten off as traditional. Many woman die from
    the practice or are left disfigured and disabled..

  • What a wonderfully written story about one of life's horrors!!

    I felt myself in this novel, not as Tashi but as any woman.

  • This was a very well written book about female circumcision. The story follows a young girl and provides a clear picture of what this is like for a her. The trama it causes in her life years later The tribal brainwashing is unbelivable. Makes one ponder what is tradition and why. This book was hard to put down and a riveting read. The book is fiction but based on facts that surround this issue.