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The Color Purple

Service95 Recommends The Color Purple

The Color Purple

Alice Walker

Service95 Recommends is the home of the books we love and reviews from our contributors. The Color Purple by Alice Walker is an education in prejudice and patriarchy, a classic that everyone must read.

What Malorie Says: "This was the first novel I ever read written by a Black author about Black characters. It was thanks to this book that I even began to wonder if maybe, just maybe, I could be an author myself. The Color Purple is a story that grips from the first page to the last and celebrates the resilience, humour and joy of Black women relationships."

What They Say: "The Color Purple is a work to stand beside literature for any time and any place. It needs no category other than the fact that it is superb" — Rita Mae Brown

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Malorie Blackman is an award-winning writer of YA and Children's Fiction and the author of Dua’s Monthly Read for July 2024, Noughts & Crosses

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