The Color Purple
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
This feminist novel about an abused and uneducated black woman's struggle for empowerment was praised for the depth of its female characters and for its eloquent use of black English vernacular.
Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Race discrimination; Homosexuality; racism; lesbian
National Book Award for Fiction, 1983
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1983
1930s; African American women; sexual abuse; abused wives; sisters; Southern states; child sexual abuse; South
Walker, Alice, "The Color Purple" (1982). DIVerse Families. 537.