The Color Purple is a 1982 epistolary novel by American author Alice Walker that won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for Fiction.
The National Book Award for Fiction is one of four annual National Book Awards, which recognize outstanding literary work by United States citizens.
The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction is one of the seven American Pulitzer Prizes that are annually awarded for Letters, Drama, and Music.
Alice Malsenior Walker is an American novelist, short story writer, poet, and activist.
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It was later adapted into a film and musical of the same name.
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Taking place mostly in rural Georgia, the story focuses on the life of African-American women in the southern United States in the 1930s, addressing numerous issues including their exceedingly low position in American social culture.
The Southern United States, commonly referred to as the American South, Dixie, or simply the South, is a region of the United States of America.
The novel has been the frequent target of censors and appears on the American Library Association list of the 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2000–2009 at number seventeen because of the sometimes explicit content, particularly in terms of violence.
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