Once by Alice Walker

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Alice Walker’s first published book collects poems written as a student and on her first visit to Africa 

For readers seeking the origins of Alice Walker’s potent, distinctive voice, this collection will provide ample insight. Composed while she was still a student at Sarah Lawrence College in the late 1960s, these poems are already engaged with some of the moral dilemmas that have defined Walker’s entire career. Luminous vignettes from her first trip to Africa give way to reflections on the flourishing civil rights movement, while an eye for the transformative power of love and beauty run through all twenty-seven entries. Walker’s talents are prodigious, yet it’s her pure moral and aesthetic clarity that impress most in this debut work. 

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

About Alice Walker

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Best-selling novelist ALICE WALKER is the author of five other novels, five collections of short stories, six collections of essays, seven volumes of poetry, including the most recent Hard Times Require Furious Dancing, and several children’s books. Her books have been translated into more than two dozen languages.
Published November 22, 2011 by Open Road Media. 98 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels. Non-fiction

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