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Alice Walker (b. 1944) is a poet, novelist, essayist, short story writer, and social activist. Growing up as an adolescent in the 1950s in Georgia, Walker was scarred and blinded in one eye due to a BB gun accident. As a result, she became shy and reclusive and was a voracious reader. She began publishing her work in the 1960s.. In 1983, she received both the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for her novel The Color Purple which addresses the cultural issues that plagued African- American women in the 1930s. In addition to her writing, she has researched and brought to public attention the literary work of Zora Neale Hurston and has been and has been a tireless advocate for international women's rights.

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