Sunday, 23 August 2015

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

The Color Purple is a 1982 epistolary novel by American author Alice Walker which won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for Fiction. It was later adapted into a film and musical of the same name.

Taking place mostly in rural Georgia, the story focuses on the life of women of color in the southern United States in the 1930s, addressing numerous issues including their exceedingly low position in American social culture. The novel has been the frequent target of censors and appears on the American Library Association list of the 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2000-2009 at number seventeen because of the sometimes explicit content, particularly in terms of violence.

I have been meaning to read this for a while and hubby has informed me I have watched the film. Mind you, I don't remember the film much (just 3 people who was in it. Oprah Winfrey, Whoppi Goldberg and I think Danny Glover). 

I felt like I was just reading letters between Celie and God, Celie and her sister Nettie. But with the insight to everyday life. Was ok for me to listen to. But I can see where people have liked it.

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