• Warrior Marks: Alice Walker’s Writing

    Tue. 15 October 2013 | 6 - 7:30 PM

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    Dr. Rebecca Tillett from UEA will be giving a talk entitled Warrior Marks: Alice Walker’s Writing.

    The controversy surrounding both the publication of the Pulitzer Prize winning The Color Purple (1982) and Steven Spielberg’s 1985 film adaptation focused on claims that Walker had refused a full focus on racism in order to discuss African American women’s experiences of sexism in the 1930s American South. Moreover, Walker’s depiction of often fraught relationships and power dynamics between African American men and women, and within black families was condemned as fuelling racist stereotypes. Taking The Color Purple as a starting point, this lecture will assess the relationship between Walker’s writing and her own passionate and ongoing commitment to political commentary and activism.

    In addition to forming part of our Black History Month, this is also a Banned Books event.

    Location:
    Norwich: Norfolk & Norwich Millennium Library, The Forum, Millennium Plain, NR2 1TF
    Admission:
    Free, but spaces are limited, so please contact Sarah by phone or email to book a place.
    Telephone:
    01603 774774
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