Niamh Walsh

Date of Award

Spring 1986

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



First Advisor

Suzanne Jones


In summary, I feel as if Alice Walker has used her literature for far more than mere literary entertainment. I believe that she wrote with a very strong message for both blacks and women. To both minorities, of which she herself is proud to belong, she calls for acknowledgmetn of their attirubutes, their worth and their limitations: she calls for reclamation of the many positive attributes that have, for too long, been derided as insignificant: and she calls for a loud, joyous celebration of all the many defining aspects of womanhood and blackness. I see this evident in most, in not all, of her works, and I also believe that she is very successful in attaining her goals.