In search of our mothers' gardens : womanist prose / by Alice Walker.
- First Edition
- San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, 1983.
xviii, 397,  pages ; 22 cm
- Walker, Alice, 1944-.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
African American women authors -- Biography.
Feminism -- United States.
American essays -- 20th century.
- Place of Publication:
- United States California San Diego.
- Part One. Saving the Life that is your Own: The importance of models in the artist's life; The Black Writer and the Southern Experience; "But Yet and Still the Cotton Gin Kept on Working ..."; A Talk: Convocation 1972; Beyond the Peacock: The Reconstruction of Flannery O'Connor; The Divided Life of Jean Toomer; A Writer Because of, Not in spite of, Her Children; Gifts of Power: The Writings of Rebecca Jackson; Zora Neale Hurston: A cautionary tale and a partisan view; Looking for Zora
Part Two. The Civil Rights Movement: What Good Was It?; The unglamorous but worthwhile duties of the Black Revolutionary Artist, or of the Black Writer who simply works and writes; The Almost Year; Choice: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; Coretta King: Revisited; Choosing to Say at Home: Ten years after the March on Washington; Good Morning, Revolution: Uncollected writings of Social Protest; Making the moves and the movies we want; Lulls; My Father's Country is the Poor; Recording the Seasons
Part Three. In Search of our mothers' gardens; From an interview; A letter to the editor of Ms.; Breaking chains and encouraging life; If the present looks like the past, what does the future look like?; Looking to the side, and back; To The Black Scholar; Brothers and Sisters
Part Four. Silver Writes; Only Justice can stop a curse; Nuclear Madness: What you can do; To the Editors of Ms. Magazine; Writing The Color Purple; One child of one's own: a meaningful digression with the work(s); Beauty: When the other dancer is the self.
- "This is the first collection of Alice Walker's nonfiction, representing the views of a remarkable writer over a period of fifteen years."--Dustjacket.
Includes bibliographical references.
- Local notes:
- Gotham Book Mart Collection copy has dustjacket retained.
Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Banks Collection copy: dustjacket retained.
- Penn Provenance:
- Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
Banks, Joanna (donor) (Banks Collection copy)
- Penn Chronology:
- Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
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