Alice Walker 9 February 1944 -

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How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mothers' names.
Alice Walker (b. 1944), U.S. author, critic. repr. In In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens (1983). "A Letter to the Editor of Ms.," Ms. (New York, Aug. 1974).
It is healthier, in any case, to write for the adults one's children will become than for the children one's "mature" critics often are.
Alice Walker (b. 1944), U.S. author, critic. repr. In In Search of our Mothers' Gardens (1983). "A Writer Because of, Not in Spite of, Her Children," Ms. (New York, Jan. 1976).
If I could live as a tree, as a river, as the moon, as the sun, as a star, as the earth, as a rock, I would. ...Writing permits me to experience life as any number of strange creations.
Alice Walker (b. 1944), U.S. poet and fiction writer. Black Women Writers at Work, ch. 12, by Claudia Tate (1985).

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I think her poems are the best
Walker voiced her angst wonderfully and effectively with all her fighting spirit.
Wow! What a fighter she is.
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