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Student Blog: The Color Purple, A Great Novel by Alice Walker, Soon to Be a Movie Musical

What is The Color Purple about?

Student Blog: The Color Purple, A Great Novel by Alice Walker, Soon to Be a Movie Musical Recently, I've heard news that the musical adaptation of "The Color Purple" will soon be on the movie screen. I know many people that may wonder what it's about, so this blog is to share what to expect in this upcoming adaptation, based on the novel of the same name.

The Color Purple, a great novel by Alice Walker, was published in 1982. It won a Pulitzer Prize in 1983. According to Britannica, it's a feminist work about an abused and uneducated African American woman's struggle for empowerment, The Color Purple was praised for the depth of its female characters. The Color Purple documents the traumas and gradual triumph of Celie, an African American teenager raised in rural isolation in Georgia, as she comes to resist the paralyzing self-concept forced on her by others. The whole story is tragic, but yet is so interesting.

I think Alice Walker is a great writer and she has gone down in history for being one of the most impactful voices that has positioned herself in favor of rewriting the identity of black women in the American social framework.

Walker has published a multitude of works, both essayistic and literary, in an effort to fight against the social constructions imposed on female bodies placated by the intersectional oppression exerted by race, class and gender.

Among her most recognized works is The Color Purple, a novel that has not only enjoyed an excellent critical reception, but has also allowed Walker to be considered one of the great feminist paradigms of African-American culture.



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