In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens: Womanist Prose

by Alice Walker

In this, her first collection of nonfiction, Alice Walker speaks out as ablack woman, writer, mother, and feminist in thirty-six pieces rangingfrom the personal to thepolitical.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 397 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.21 out of 5
  • Published May 17th 2004 by Mariner Books
  • Original Title: In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose
  • ISBN: 0156028646 (ISBN13: 9780156028646)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Literary Awards: Lillian Smith Book Award (1984)

In this, her first collection of nonfiction, Alice Walker speaks out as ablack woman, writer, mother, and feminist in thirty-six pieces rangingfrom the personal to the political. Among the contents are essays aboutother writers, accounts of the civil rights movement of the 1960s and theantinuclear movement of the 1980s, and a vivid memoir of a scarringchildhood injury and her daughter’s healing words.