Alice Walker

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‘A heartbreaker and a heart mender’: how Sapphire’s Push birthed a new American heroine
Twenty-five years after Sapphire’s novel Push was published, Tayari Jones salutes its groundbreaking heroine, Precious

Tayari Jones

28, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The Color Purple review – musical romance rings hollow from a distance
Covid guidelines and clunky camerawork sadly undermine the ebullient performances in this digital adaptation of Alice Walker’s modern classic

Arifa Akbar

18, Feb, 2021 @12:34 PM

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Former slave Bill Traylor's artistic legacy under threat from forgers
Dozens of fakes are on the market after one drawing of life in the US deep south sold for a record $507,000

Dalya Alberge

21, Jun, 2020 @6:44 AM

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Allee Willis obituary
The songwriter behind the theme for the TV sitcom Friends and hits for Earth, Wind & Fire and the Pet Shop Boys

Adam Sweeting

26, Dec, 2019 @5:21 PM

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Are we finally ready to talk about colourism? | Yomi Adegoke
Thanks to outspoken celebrities like Lupita Nyong’o, the discrimination faced by darker-skinned black people is finally being noticed. But we still have a long way to go

Yomi Adegoke

09, Oct, 2019 @5:30 PM

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A black girl's reading list: 10 books to inspire and challenge
The authors of Taking Up Space, recent Cambridge graduates, list the books that have given them ‘permission to dream’

Chelsea Kwakye and Ore Ogunbiyi

11, Jul, 2019 @7:00 AM

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The Color Purple review – a musical with heart, spirit and soul
Alice Walker’s novel is transformed into an exuberant celebration of community and female empowerment

Mark Fisher

04, Jul, 2019 @2:00 PM

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Out from the margins: meet the New Daughters of Africa writers
More than 25 years after her groundbreaking Daughters of Africa anthology, Margaret Busby reflects on the next generation of black women writers around the world

Margaret Busby

09, Mar, 2019 @11:00 AM

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'We’ve informed you': New York Times defends running Alice Walker's David Icke recommendation
After outrage, Book Review editor Pamela Paul says it would not edit authors’ answers and ‘the public deserves to know’ if they hold ‘dangerous or immoral beliefs’

Alison Flood

20, Dec, 2018 @12:39 PM

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Alice Walker under fire for praise of 'antisemitic' David Icke book
The New York Times also faced criticism for publishing the Color Purple author’s recommendation without qualification

Luke O'Neil

17, Dec, 2018 @9:54 PM

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Nicola Sturgeon's rebellious reads: from Donna Tartt to Ali Smith
For Book Week Scotland, I have chosen a selection of inspiring books that also takes in Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Alice Walker and Simone de Beauvoir

Nicola Sturgeon

22, Nov, 2018 @11:47 AM

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Ukip members sent 'mind-broadening' reading after bookshop attack
Index on Censorship gives books promoting tolerance to two men suspended from party after attack on Bookmarks in London

Alison Flood

09, Aug, 2018 @11:45 AM

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