Critical Essays on Alice Walker

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Contents
1. Introduction: Alice Walker, A Woman Walking into Peril Ikenna Dieke1
2. The Occupational Hazard: The Loss of Historical Context in Twentieth-Century Feminist Readings, and a New Reading of the Heroine's Story in Alice Walker's The Color Purple
Dror Abend-David13
3. Heritage and Deracination in Walker's "Everyday Use"
David Cowart21
4. Alice Walker's Womanist Magic: The Conjure Woman as Rhetor
Catherine A. Colton33
5. When a Convent Seems the Only Viable Choice: Questionable Callings in Stories by Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Alice Walker, and Louise Erdrich
Margaret D. Bauer45
6. Creating Generations: The Relationship Between Celie and Shug in Alice Walker's The Color Purple
E. Ellen Barker55
7. Alice Walker and the "Man Question"
Pia Thielmann67
8. Revolutionary Stanzas: The Civil and Human Rights Poetry of Alice Walker
Jeffrey L. Coleman83
9. The Color Purple: An Existential Novel
Marc--A Christophe101
10. Alice Walker's Redemptive Art
Felipe Smith109

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