WHAT DO ALICE WALKER--STEPHEN SPIELBERG AND ROBERT MINOR HAVE IN COMMON #1


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          … the women, children and poets". Do listen to my interview with Alice Walker, a passionate poet, on Newshour on the BBC World Service. …

      • 7 November 2008

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          Alice Walker, author of The Colour Purple and writer on race issues talks to Jeremy Paxman about Obama's victor

     

     BBC NEW HOUR

    Alice Walker - honouring truth

     
    Alice Walker
     
     
    Alice Walker: Obama charmed me... I was naive

    She speaks softly and takes a hard look at life.

    But Alice Walker always lives with hope.

    "The more you honour truth, the more hopeful you can be," the acclaimed author and activist told me when she came into our BBC studios.

    In an interview to mark a documentary about her life - Alice Walker, Beauty in Truth - she hailed the "awakening on the planet about insisting on truth as the guide".

    Truth for Alice Walker was enshrined in her 1982 Pulitzer Prize winning book The Color Purple, where she wrote powerfully about a troubled young black woman fighting against a racist and patriarchal culture.

    For her and many others, President Barack Obama's historic rise to the White House was a hopeful moment, but for her, an all-too-fleeting one.

    "He charmed me, he held out a wonderful vision of a different way," she remarked wistfully, and then broke into a smile. "I was naive," she remarked.

    "He and his family are visually beautiful," she explained. "But it's not so good to watch the continuation of policies we deeply disagree with."

    She singled out the use of deadly weapons, including drone warfare, that she described as criminal.

    In Alice Walker's view, the president "listens to bankers, not to us, the masses... the women, children and poets".

    Do listen to my interview with Alice Walker, a passionate poet, on Newshour on the BBC World Service.

     

    Lyse Doucet Article written by Lyse Doucet Lyse Doucet Chief international correspondent

     http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-21726465

     

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    07 May 2008

    REBECCA WALKER

     

    Rebecca Walker - photo courtesy of David Fenton
    Choosing to become a mother

    From the age of 20, Rebecca Walker knew she wanted a child, but it took another 14 years for her to decide the time was right. She chronicled her pregnancy, reflecting on her growing baby, the role of her partner Glen and the deterioration of her relationship with her mother, the writer and feminist Alice Walker. She joins Jenni to talk about the resulting book, Baby Love, which is a plea to reassess our view of having children. 

    “Baby Love” is published by Souvenir Press ISBN 9780 28563 820 4

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Comment by mary gravitt on March 9, 2013 at 1:46pm

Hi,

This is Part One of how many I don't know because now OS will not save on the PC at the library.  It only loves the MAC at the Center, which I hate dearly.  So I have to publish before my time runs out at the library.  But I have much much more to show and tell.

The BBC calls Alice Walker one of the greatest living American writers.  She is also one of the greatest American feminist and Womanist alive.  She like, all human beings, has several sides, some will admire, and some will dislike.

This is Part One of a blog that I am going to publish which explores Walker, politics, Obama and as Dr. Robert Minor states," To lose an election means that one is going to enter a much better paid career through the revolving door into lobbying and consulting."  To be continued hopefully in Part 2.

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