The Resource The color purple : The temple of my familiar ; Possessing the secret of joy, Alice Walker, (electronic resource ;)

The color purple : The temple of my familiar ; Possessing the secret of joy, Alice Walker, (electronic resource ;)

Label
The color purple : The temple of my familiar ; Possessing the secret of joy
Title
The color purple
Title remainder
The temple of my familiar ; Possessing the secret of joy
Statement of responsibility
Alice Walker
Title variation
Color purple collection
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Three novels by Alice Walker following characters as they are drawn into critical confrontations with history. In The color purple, Celie grows up in rural Georgia, navigating a childhood of ceaseless abuse. Not only is she poor and despised by the society around her, she's badly treated by her family. As a teenager she begins writing letters directly to God in an attempt to transcend a life that often seems too much to bear. Her letters span twenty years and record a journey of self-discovery and empowerment through the guiding light of a few strong women and her own implacable will to find harmony with herself and her home. In The Temple of my familiar, Celie and Shug from The Color Purple follow the lives of a brilliant cast of characters, all dealing in some way with the legacy of the African experience in America. From recent African immigrants, to a woman who grew up in the mixed-race rainforest communities of South America, to Celie's own granddaughter living in modern-day San Francisco, all must come to understand the brutal stories of their ancestors to come to terms with their own troubled lives. Possessing the Secret of Joy portrays Tashi's tribe, the Olinka, where young girls undergo circumcision as an initiation into the community. Tashi manages to avoid this fate at first, but when pressed by tribal leaders, she submits. Years later, married and living in America as Evelyn Johnson, Tashi's inner pain emerges. As she questions why such a terrifying, disfiguring sacrifice was required, she sorts through the many levels of subjugation with which she's been burdened over the years
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Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walker, Alice
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.A425
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1944-
  • 1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Walker, Alice
  • Walker, Alice
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American women
  • Adult child sexual abuse victims
  • Abused wives
  • Sisters
  • African Americans
  • Women immigrants
  • Female circumcision
  • Abused women
  • Southern States
Label
The color purple : The temple of my familiar ; Possessing the secret of joy, Alice Walker, (electronic resource ;)
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http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=0EDF9FCC-363E-4133-A7DC-9E7B7AF4E708
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Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn815520724
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781453276433
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)815520724
Label
The color purple : The temple of my familiar ; Possessing the secret of joy, Alice Walker, (electronic resource ;)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=0EDF9FCC-363E-4133-A7DC-9E7B7AF4E708
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn815520724
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781453276433
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)815520724

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