Alice Walker: Early life and Career

American novelist

Alice Malsenior Tallulah- Kate Walker(born February 9, 1944) is an American novelist, short story pen, minstrel, and social activist. In 1982, she came the first African- American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, which she was awarded for her new The Color Purple. Throughout her career, Walker has published seventeen novels and short story collections, twelve-fiction workshops, and collections of essays and poetry. She has faced review for alleged antisemitism and her countersign of the conspiracist David Icke.

Alice Walker

Early life

Both of Alice Walker’s parents were sharecroppers, though her mother had also worked as a seamstress to earn extra money for her family. Walker, the youngest of eight children, was first enrolled in school at when she was just four years old at East Putnam Consolidated.As an eight-year-old, Walker sustained an injury to her right eye after one of her brothers fired a BB gun. Since her family did not have access to a car,  It was after the injury to her eye that Walker began to take up reading and writing. The scar tissue was removed when Walker was 14, but a mark remains. It is described in her essay “Beauty: When the Other Dancer is the Self.”

Career and Achievements

Walker wrote the runes that would crown in her first book of poetry, entitled Once, while she was a pupil in East Africa and during her elderly time at Sarah Lawrence College. Walker would slip her poetry under the office door of her professor and tutor, Muriel Rukeyser when she was a pupil at Sarah Lawrence. Rukeyser also showed the runes to her erudite agent. Following the scale, Alice Walker had compactly worked for the New York City Department of Welfare for her new projects, before returning to the South America.

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