In Search of Our Mother's Gardens

Author(s): Alice Walker

Essays & Anthologies

This first collection of non-fiction, spanning fifteen years, charts the early political development of this leading activist, thinker and novelist.


This collection of essays is a celebration of the legacy of creativity - especially the rich vein of women's stories and spirituality through the ages and how they nourish the present.

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'Alice Walker is the brightest star in a galaxy of black American women writers' The Times

'In Alice Walker's wise and heart-stirring collection, the novelist hearkens back to the "immense" story of all human beings...her writing is "a calling to life" and is uplifting to read' Morning Star

'Alice Walker is an inspired preacher whose rhetoric of hope defies the harshness of reality...her delight in life, her exuberant love of anecdote and friendship shine through...she is uniquely herself, as a writer of moving and transforming stories' Observer

Alice Walker won the Pulitzer prize and the American Book Award for The Color Purple. She is the author of many bestselling novels, essays and collections of poetry including Meridian, By the Light of My Father's Smile and The Third Life of Grange Copeland.

General Fields

  • : 9780753819609
  • : orion
  • : orion
  • : October 2005
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Alice Walker
  • : Paperback
  • : 2-Jun
  • : 818.5409
  • : 400