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The World Has Changed is a delightful addition to the Alice Walker canon that will thrill and engage readers for years to come.
Reveals her humor, compassion and commitment to social change.
Walker fans will appreciate this fascinating look at the writer and personality.
[A]n exceptionally unusual biography . . . a gentle testament to interviewing and rich conversation.
—Detroit Metro Times
Alice Walker: Interview with Claudia Tate from Black Women Writers At Work (1983) [on being part of the emerging coterie of black women writers in the 1970s with Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, etc.]
Alice Walker: “Moving Towards Coexistence,” Interview with Ellen Bring from The Animal’s Agenda (1988) [on her animal rights activism and its importance to her world view and writing]
Alice Walker: “Writing to Save My Life,” Interview with Claudia Dreifus from The Progressive (1989) [on politics and fiction writing]
Alice Walker’s Appeal: An Interview with Paula Giddings from Essence (1992)
Alice Walker, Jean Shinoda Bolen and Isabel Allende, “Giving Birth, Finding Form: Where Our Books Come From,” from Creative Conversations Series (1993) [on the feminist inspirations for her writing]
Alice Walker with Jody Hoy, “The Richness of Ordinary Stuff,” (1994) [on her personal philosophy]
Alice Walker: “My Life As Myself,” A Conversation with Tammy Simon from Sounds True Recordings (1995)
Alice Walker: “The World Is Made of Stories,” A Conversation with Justine Toms and Michael Toms from New Dimensions Tapes (1996)
Alice Walker: “On Finding Your Bliss,” Interview by Evelyn White from Ms. (1998)
Alice Walker and Pema Chodron In Conversation: “On the Meaning of Suffering and the Mystery of Joy” from Sounds True (1998) [on the importance of Buddhisim to her work and writing]
Alice Walker: “I know what the earth says,” Interview with William R. Ferris from Southern Cultures (2004) [on being a black female writer from the South]
Alice Walker and Margo Jefferson: A Conversation from LIVE FROM THE NYPL (2005) [on her success with the Color Purple, being a celebrity]
Alice Walker: Outlaw, Renegade, Rebel, Pagan by Amy Goodman from Democracy Now (March 2006)[on her politics and activism]
Alice Walker on Fidel Castro with George Galloway from The Fidel Castro Handbook (November 2006) [on why she supports Castro]
Conversation with Alice Walker by Marrianne Schnall from feminist.com (December 2006)
Conversation with Howard Zinn at City Lights Bookstore [date?] [on her Mississippi years, experiences with Zinn as a student, role of the civil rights movement in her work]
Posted April 30, 2012
"Reading comes in layers: there's the reading one does to understand the current crisis, whatever it is; the reading for pleasure; the reading for the soul." Alice Walker
This book was a gift to my soul. I will treasure every lesson, hug, forehead kiss, nudge and outright push toward myself at a time when everything felt chaotic. The words and thoughts and serenity of Ms. Walker is something that I will cherish for a lifetime. Somehow, along the way, this book became my journal and houses all of my notes, tears, thoughts, ideas, and revelations that were sparked by these strings of words. This is a book that I will treasure always. I look forward to reading it again in a year, to see where I am and how this book will impact me again. What a wonderful, wonderful treasure.