The Colour Purple


The classic, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that made Alice Walker a household name.

The Color Purple is a lush celebration of all that it means to be female, to be a Black female and like the best of celebrations, it is an honest one. Alice Walker’s honesty in this book is combative, relentless and redemptive… I love that The Color Purple doesn’t try to soften its blows but is also courageous enough to hold on to a wonderfully affirming faith in possibility, in forgiveness and kindness and hope. ~ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi

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The Colour Purple

Set in the deep American South between the wars, The Colour 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.