We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For: Inner Light in a Time of Darkness

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A New York Times bestseller in hardcover, Pulitzer Prize winner Alice Walker’s We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For was called “stunningly insightful” and “a book that will inspire hope” by Publishers Weekly.

Drawing equally on Walker’s spiritual grounding and her progressive political convictions, each chapter concludes with a recommended meditation to teach us patience, compassion, and forgiveness. We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For takes on some of the greatest ...

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Overview

A New York Times bestseller in hardcover, Pulitzer Prize winner Alice Walker’s We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For was called “stunningly insightful” and “a book that will inspire hope” by Publishers Weekly.

Drawing equally on Walker’s spiritual grounding and her progressive political convictions, each chapter concludes with a recommended meditation to teach us patience, compassion, and forgiveness. We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For takes on some of the greatest challenges of our times and in it Walker encourages readers to take faith in the fact that, despite the daunting predicaments we find ourselves in, we are uniquely prepared to create positive change.

The hardcover edition of We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For included a national tour that saw standing-room-only crowds and standing ovations. Walker’s clear vision and calm meditative voice—truly “a light in darkness”—has struck a deep chord among a large and devoted readership.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This new collection of righteous speeches and essays is Walker the cultural pioneer back on top form." &#8212The Guardian

"Her determined focus on the positive has served her well." &#8212Essence

"A thoughtful and reflective look at life and the search for meaning." &#8212Booklist

"Wise thoughts for a troubled world." &#8212Dallas Morning News

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781595582164
  • Publisher: New Press, The
  • Publication date: 11/1/2007
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 257
  • Sales rank: 967,703
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Alice Walker

Alice Walker is one of the most prolific and important writers of our time, known for her literary fiction, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Color Purple (which was also a major Broadway play), her many volumes of poetry, and her powerful nonfiction collections. She is the author of We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For, Possessing the Secret of Joy, The World Has Changed (edited by Rudolph P. Byrd), The Chicken Chronicles, The World Will Follow Joy, and The Cushion in the Road, all published by The New Press. Some of her other bestselling books include In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens, The Temple of My Familiar, By the Light of My Father’s Smile, and The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart. Her advocacy on behalf of the dispossessed has spanned the globe. She lives in Northern California.
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    1. Also Known As:
      Alice Malsenior Walker (full name)
    2. Hometown:
      Mendocino, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      February 9, 1944
    2. Place of Birth:
      Eatonton, Georgia
    1. Education:
      B.A., Sarah Lawrence College, 1965; attended Spelman College, 1961-63

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  • Posted October 11, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Some great moments....

    This book has some real philosophical nuggests, but in general - I got the sense it was published and successful more from the fact of who Alice Walker is and her over all body of work, rather than being a stand-alone stand-out work of its own. It's a good read, but not as "amazing" as the professional reviews lead me to believe. Having said that - a few philosophical nuggets made it worth the price in my mind. Always a gift to have someone make you think about old things in new ways.

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    Posted September 24, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2011

    Not what I was expecting

    This is NOT a story. It is a compolation of talks Alice Walker has given in various places over the years. While it has some interesting tidbits in it, there was a lot of repetition of some themes.

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