Table of contents for Alice Walker : a life / Evelyn C. White.


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Prologue: In Service                         xiii


Part One / KUDZU

 1 Georgia, the Whole Day Through              3
 2 Babies and Stumps                           9
 3 Roots                                      16
 4 "Shift for Self"                           23
 5 Booker T.                                  29
 6 "I Been Cryin' ..."                        33
 7 Knights in Shining Armor                   41
 8 A Long Walk                                49
 9 Order My Steps                             56
10 Nobody in Atlanta                          66
11 Forbidden Things                           78
12 Fit for Myself to Know                     85


Part Two / To HAVE AND TO HOLD

13 Make Yourself Useful                       99
14 Reclaimed                                 108




15 New York                                  121
16 Live or Die                               132
17 In a Biblical Way                         139
18 Tulips                                    147
19 Beyond Daily Bread                        155
20 That Alice?                               160
21 Nude                                      170
22 Watered with Blood                        180
23 "Conformity is not Community"             185
24 The Children Grow in Love                 199
25 A Kindred Lover of Beauty                 206
26 A Kiss on Both Sides                      215
27 Love the Questions                        225
28 Good Night, Willie Lee                    239
29 We Are a People                           245
30 Changes                                   260
31 How Rare We Were                          267
32 We Were a Part of It                      276


Part Three / LIFE IS THE AWARD

33 Meridian                                  285
34 Refuge                                    294
35 Correct Relationship                      301
36 Country People                            308
37 An Ugly One at That                       313
38 A Room to Move Into                       326
39 Radically Brilliant                       334
40 At a Double Remove                        340
41 God Love All Them Feelings                346
42 The Balance Had Begun to Tilt             352
43 Some of Our Work                          358
44 Through It All                            362
45 I Try to Make Sense                       370
46 The Glimpse of Life beyond the Words      383
47 Something to Lift Spirits                 392




48 Guide and Protect                         400
49 More Than Many Hoped                      416
50 She Liked Everything She Saw              423
51 The World Is Held Together                428
52 They Saw the Airplane Coming              438
Epilogue: It's All Love                      455

Chronology                                   465
Alice Walker Publications List               468
Wild Trees Press Publications List           470
Acknowledgments                              471
Source Notes                                 475
Selected Bibliography                        514
Permissions                                  520
Photo Credits                                522
Index                                        525





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Walker, Alice, 1944-Authors, American 20th century Biography, African American authors Biography