Koffi Yssa Désiré - African-American Women’s Double Oppression in Alice Walker’s The Color Purple
04-12-2013
Koffi Yssa Désiré
Université Alassane Ouattara

Introduction
 
From slavery to the present time, life in America has been difficult for black people,
mainly for black women. They were confronted to racism established by the white society
which recognized no rights belonging to them. At the same time, they faced up to serious
problems within the black community. This has always been an inexhaustible source of
inspiration for African-American writers who depict the social conditions of black women in
America. Alice Walker is one of the writers who recount the history of Blacks in America.
 
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