The Colour Purple




The Colour Purple



Availibility: Available
Creator: Alice Walker
Content Warning Types: Sexual assault/Rape; Unknown
Format of resource: Paperback book
Published Year: 1983
ISBN:
0704339056 (on goodreads)
and on amazon

Description:

Set in the deep American south between the wars, this is the classic tale of Celie, a young poor black girl. Raped repeatedly by her father, she loses two children and then is married off to a man who treats her no better than a slave. She is separated from her sister Nettie and dreams of becoming like the glamorous Shug Avery, a singer and rebellious black woman who has taken charge of her own destiny. Gradually Celie discovers the support of women that enables her to leave the past behind and begin a new life.
Alice Walker’s touching, complex and engrossing new novel, the story of two sisters in the harsh, segregated world of the Deep South between the wars. Celie has been raped by the man she calls her father; her two children are taken away from her; her beloved younger sister Nette has run away. She is given in marriage to Albert, to look after his children. She has no one to talk to but God.
Until Shug Avery the singer, the magic woman from Albert’s past, re-enters his life. Through her, Celie discovers not the pain of rivalry but the love and support of women; she discovers Nettie, and hope. And The Colour Purple becomes a celebration of liberation, joy and redemption.