Author Alice Walker wants you to wake up

 

Alice Walker

 
It’s been 30 years since Alice Walker wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning book “The Color Purple,” but its impact lives on through a hit movie and a Broadway musical, which is now set to hit the stage in London this fall. But Walker is not one to rest on her laurels. She continues to write novels — two of which feature characters from “The Color Purple” — children’s books, poetry and essays.
 
With the release of her two latest books, “The Cushion in the Road” (New Press, $26.95), a collection of essays on politics and spirituality, and “The World Will Follow Joy” (New Press, $21.95), a book of poetry, Walker wants her readers to do one thing: “Wake up” to what’s going on around them.
 
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