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The Color Purple

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The Color Purple is Eatonton, Georgia native Alice Walker's third novel. It was published in 1982 and later adapted into a film--garnering 11 Academy Award nominations--as well as a Broadway musical, originally produced by Atlanta's Alliance Theatre in 2004.

This audio comes from WABE's Southwinds program, originally broadcast March 22, 1984, shortly after Walker received the Townsend Prize for Fiction.