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Anything We Love Can Be Saved Characters Å 108 ì 'The passion of lyricism that Alice Walker put to such good use in her novel The Color Purple is here in this collection of essays' Fay Weldon Mail on Sunday In a world where cynicism and political apathy is commonplace it is refreshing and inspiring to read the words of Alice Walker Fo'The passion of lyricism that Alice Walker put to such good use in her novel The Color Purple is here in this collection of essays' Fay Weldon Mail on Sunday In a world where cynicism and political ap. This book is one of a very few that remind me to hope

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Athy is commonplace it is refreshing and inspiring to read the words of Alice Walker For she believes that the things we treasure and the world we live in can all be saved if only we will act Beginnin. Reading Alice Walker’s words is much like having a cool drink of water when you’ve been in the hot sun for hours or sitting down in a comfortable seat after working on your feet all day Every sentence makes the soul echo with a resounding yes You find your inner self being nourished with every grain of truth contained in her hard earned wisdom What a light this book was what a debt we owe to Alice Walker

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Anything We Love Can Be SavedG with an autobiographical essay about the roots of her own activism Alice Walker then goes on to explore diverse public issues such as single parenthood freedom of the press civil rights and religion. I credit Alice Walker with introducing me to feminism and raising my political conscious as a teenager She really had a lasting impact on my life It's interesting revisiting this collection as an adult It's like visiting an old relative you've idolized all your life You still love them deeply but you also see flaws you didn't see in your younger years This collection of essays is at its best when she's writing about nature her love for her mother and for black people and culture When she's writing about these things it's enough to inspire you to want to start some pagan oriented church of black women My response is complicated when it comes to her political writings While her feminism is very black it's also very western and it troubles me that she doesn't always leave space for the voices of the women directly impacted when she is advocating against female genital mutilation for example or expressing her concerns about sexism in Islam But even when she's talking about issues closer to home critiuing Bill Clinton's foreign policy or Essence magazine's misrepresentation of dreadlocks there is something so idealistic and slightly patronizing in her tone that even when you absolutely agree with her you can imagine the recipient of her critiue rolling their eyes in exasperation But even as I complain about these things I'm also smiling inside because what is wrong about being earnest direct and unapologetically yourself To totally embrace your outsider status And the reality is that she is mostly right in every assessment So even with all my complicated feelings about this collection when I finished it my thought was I want to be like Alice Besides her own words caution against throwing out our heroes just because they aren't perfectAs oppressed people we ask a lot from people who stand up for us; however a complete absence of mistakes errors of judgment or emotional and spiritual breakdowns should never be reuired We have a duty also I believe to the people who forfeit their own happiness to hold high the standard of our integrity and Being It is at the least to give a thought to the context of their actions to study them to have the humility to place gently at their feet the stone we've come to throw