Brief introduction of contents:
Alice Walker, the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature, published her first collection of short stories in 1973. This book contains 13 short stories, telling the story of black women in real life, marriage and family, race and faith, the shackles are still unable to restrain their desire to chase themselves. Through the stories of black women with different personalities and backgrounds, Walker presented the survival predicament faced by black women in the 20th century and the tenacious power to break through the difficulties, depicted the inner turmoil of women of "our mother's generation", broke through the stereotypes and prejudices, and formed a sharp contrast with the blind and obedient images of black women prevalent in black ethnic literature at that time. It has accumulated spiritual power for the next generation of black women to change their fate, marking a major change in black literature.
In addition, the short articles such as "Everyday Articles" included in the book have been included in the African American literature selection for many times, and are also classic works in the history of contemporary literature.
About the author
Author: Alice Walker (1944 -)
American writer, activist and Pulitzer Prize winner. In 1983, her novel The Color Purple, with its unique narrative techniques and touching story, won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award and other awards, and she became the first African American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature. The film adaptation of the novel was the first black film in American film history and was nominated for 11 Academy Awards. Walker has long been concerned about social issues related to women and race, and has been writing continuously, which has had an important impact on the development of feminist literature in the world.
Translator: Qiao Juan
He is an associate professor and master tutor of School of Foreign Languages, Shanxi University, and a Doctor of Literature, Beijing Language and Culture University. His main research interests are Western literary theory and American Literature.