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Taking the Arrow out of the Heart

Alice Walker

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Poetry, Poetry by individual poets

Mindful poems about tolerance, justice and hope for the Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple.

From a poem about the author's love of Mexico, to poems about hope, about the need not to despair in the face of political 'feet of clay', to a homage to Martin Luther King, these are poems that are both inspirational and meditative, reasserting the power of the individual to effect change. They reject racism, warmongering, small-mindedness and cruelty in favour of a politics of hope.

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Praise for Taking the Arrow out of the Heart

  • The Color Purple is a work to stand beside literature for any time and any place. It needs no category other than the fact that it is superb

  • She is one of the most gifted writers in her country

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Alice Walker

Alice Walker won the Pulitzer prize and the American Book Award for The Color Purple. She is the author of many bestselling novels, essays and collections of poetry including Meridian, By the Light of My Father's Smile and The Third Life of Grange Copeland.


Visit Alice Walker's official website at: alicewalkersgarden.com