The Color Purple - Book Review

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The Color Purple ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Genre: Classic
Author:  Alice Walker
Published in:  1982
Buy at:  Amazon

“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.” ― Alice Walker, The Color Purple


I never knew about 'The Color Purple' book or the movie until one day I saw everyone talking about it and the next day I had it borrowed it from my local library. I am so glad I read this important book.

While I won't be doing justice to this compelling classic by reviewing it which not only won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Award but also won the hearts, I can try penning down what I felt reading it.

'The Color Purple' is a series of letters that Celie writes to God and then to her sister. Celie is an African-American woman who is uneducated and consistently abused. Her character gives the reader an impression of the disturbing realities of the society where oppressed women search for a ray of hope in their grief. They seek bonds in their darkest hour. Celie's resilience pays off in the end and she is united with her loved ones.

Alice Walker touched the issues of patriarchal prejudices, racism and sexism in the urban or rural society of American cities with great sensitivity. The readers are made aware of the horrifying truths of psychological and physical torture women in African tribes go through.

This book comprises the cast of the strong female characters which is +1. Shug Avery who helped Celie in self-realization and spiritual transformation and Sophie, her step-daughter-in-law are some strong women who inspired Celie to stand up for her satisfaction and happiness.

What I gathered from this book is - We, humans, marked the rules for ourselves. We can learn and develop. We can embrace the ones who want to break the gender-defined rules with love, peace and friendship as there is a freedom of choice for both men and women.

I recommend this book to everyone because this is an important book with so many messages.