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The Color Purple : A Special 40th Anniversary Edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Hardback Book

The Color Purple : A Special 40th Anniversary Edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Hardback



ONE OF THE BBC '100 NOVELS THAT SHAPED OUR WORLD''A lush celebration of all that it means to be a black female'Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie'A story about Black women living in the intersections of racialized and gendered violence, who find liberation through community with each other.

A brutal and beautiful novel'Brit Bennett'Every single time I read this book, I walk away as a slightly better person than I was when I picked it up'Tayari Jones'I think that The Color Purple was the first book that made me think that I could try to be a writer - or that made me aware that a young black woman from the South could write about the South'Jesmyn Ward'I got the book and read it, in one day, when it came out. And then I went back, the next day, and bought every copy they had'Oprah WinfreySisters Celie and Nettie share the pain and struggle of growing up as African American women in early twentieh-century rural Georgia.

Forced into an abusive marriage, at least Celie can offer Nettie refuge from their violent father in her new home - until Nettie catches the attention of Celie's husband and is forced to leave and forge her own journey.

Through a series of letters spanning twenty years - first from Celie to God, then between the two sisters - they manage to sustain their hope in each other across time, distance and silence, in a triumph of resilience, bravery and ultimately, love. 'Indelibly affecting... Alice Walker is a lavishly gifted writer'New York Times'One of the great books of our time'Essence Magazine'A work to stand beside literature of any time and place'San Francisco Chronicle




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