When in September 1970 Walker applied for a fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute
at Cambridge to work on this novel, she was planning that her protagonist, a young, Southern woman studying at a genteel black...
Zora Neale Hurston
Writer Alice Walker
placed a tombstone over the approximate location of ZNH
's grave in Florida. Taken from a poem by Jean Toomer
, the epitaph reads A Genius of the South.
Walker, Alice. In Search of our Mothers’ Gardens: Womanist Prose. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1983.
Commire, Anne, and Deborah Klezmer, editors. Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. Yorkin Publications, 1999–2002.