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The classic, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that made Alice Walker a household name. Set in the deep American South between the wars, The Color Purple is the classic tale of Celie, a young black girl born into poverty and segregation. Raped repeatedly by the man she calls 'father', she has two children taken away from her, is separated from her beloved sister Nettie and is trapped into an ugly marriage. But then she meets the glamorous Shug Avery, singer and magic-maker - a woman who has taken charge of her own destiny. Gradually Celie discovers the power and joy of her own spirit, freeing her from her past and reuniting her with those she loves.
With Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery. A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades.
The Color Purple is a 1982 epistolary novel by American author Alice Walker which won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for Fiction.
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The Color Purple has been described as 'a celebration of the independence of Southern black women and black sexual equality'. How far do you agree with this description? Examine the significance and effectiveness of Walker's use of place and the natural world in The Color Purple.