The Color Purple by Alice Walker

The Color Purple

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Published: 1982




The Color Purple by Alice Walker is the epic story of “Celie”, a black, uneducated, abused woman set in Georgia, somewhere in the 1930’s.

Celie tells her story through letters to God, and later to her sister Nettie. Through the verbal and physical abuse she has suffered at the hands of her father, husband, and her husband’s kids, Celie has remained strong (although she doubts it). She finds love, perhaps unconventional, but love all the same. 

The characters are so rich, so detailed, so “there”.  

It is a very moving story.  You need to take some deep breaths when finished.


Favorite Quotes from The Color Purple: 

“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.”

“Sofia the kind of woman no matter what she have in her hand she make it look like a weapon.”

Re -Read February 2016

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