The World Has Changed

Conversations with Alice Walker

A stunning illumination of the heart and mind of one of the world’s most celebrated living writers

“Read as separate pieces, these conversations offer vivid glimpses of Walker’s energetic personality. Taken together, they offer a sense of her marvelous engagement with her world.” —Kirkus Reviews

Published to stellar praise, The World Has Changed boasts revelatory conversations between Walker and other literary and cultural icons—including Howard Zinn, Pema Chödrön, Claudia Tate, Margo Jefferson, William R. Ferris, and Paula Giddings—and illuminates the heart and mind of one of the world’s most celebrated living writers. Carefully framed and contextualized through an introduction by literary scholar Rudolph P. Byrd, the book also includes a thorough chronology of Walker’s life and work.

The World Has Changed is a delightful addition to the Alice Walker canon that will thrill and engage readers for years to come.



“Reveals her humor, compassion and commitment to social change.”
MS. Magazine
“[A]n exceptionally unusual biography . . . a gentle testament to interviewing and rich conversation.”
Detroit Metro Times
“Walker fans will appreciate this fascinating look at the writer and personality. ”

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