The World Has Changed (Paperback)

Conversations with Alice Walker

By Alice Walker, Rudolph P. Byrd (Editor)

New Press, 9781595587053, 368pp.

Publication Date: November 8, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (5/11/2010)

List Price: 18.95*
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Published to stellar praise, The World Has Changed boasts revelatory conversations between Walker and other literary and cultural icons--including Howard Zinn, Pema Chodron, Claudia Tate, Margo Jefferson, William R. Ferris, and Paula Giddings--and illuminates the heart and mind of one of the world's most celebrated living writers. Carefully framed and contextualized through an introduction by literary scholar Rudolph P. Byrd, the book also includes a thorough chronology of Walker's life and work.

The World Has Changed is a delightful addition to the Alice Walker canon that will thrill and engage readers for years to come.

About the Author

Alice Walker is one of the most prolific writers of our time, known for her literary fiction, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Color Purple, her many volumes of poetry, and her powerful nonfiction collections. Her advocacy for the dispossessed has spanned the globe. She lives in Northern California. Rudolph P. Byrd is a professor of American studies and the founding director of the James Weldon Johnson Institute at Emory College.

Praise For The World Has Changed: Conversations with Alice Walker

Read as separate pieces, these conversations offer vivid glimpses of Walker’s energetic personality. Taken together, they offer a sense of her marvelous engagement with her world.
Kirkus Reviews

Reveals her humor, compassion and commitment to social change.
Ms. Magazine

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.
Metro Times