It was foolish of Alice Walker to boycott an Israeli publisher because of the occupation. But it was also wrong University of Michigan to dump the ‘Color Purple’ author.
After being disinvited from a women’s center celebration, Alice Walker is being invited to speak at a public forum at the University of Michigan by the provost.
Alice Walker has been disinvited from an event at the University of Michigan. Now the proponent of boycotting Israel knows what it’s like to be shunned for her beliefs.
Israel’s consular general in New York accused novelist Alice Walker of urging artists to scapegoat Israel, following the publication of an open letter by Walker imploring singer Alicia Keys to boycott Israel and cancel her concert there.
Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters and “The Color Purple” author Alice Walker have written open letters to R&B star Alicia Keys urging her to cancel her Tel Aviv concert.
Novelist Alice Walker, who is slated to speak at Manhattan’s 92nd Street Y, called on singer Alicia Keys to boycott Israel and cancel a scheduled concert there.
A group of Nobel Peace Prize laureates joined artists and activists in signing an open letter calling for an international military boycott of Israel following this month’s Gaza conflict.
I love Alice Walker. I love her prose style, I love her ultra left-wing politics and the way they fuse with her artistic sensibility. I just finished her extremely complex time-spanning epic novel “The Temple of My Familiar” with my thoughts thoroughly provoked and her images in my head.
You can’t say Alice Walker doesn’t put her money where her mouth is. The news that the Pulitzer-prize winning American novelist has refused to authorize a Hebrew-language translation of her landmark novel “The Color Purple” comes as little surprise. She has been involved for decades in pro-Palestinian activism. Initially drawn to the cause after the Six Day War in 1967, Walker has since been a vocal and personal advocate for Palestine, calling Israel “the greatest terrorist in that part of the world” in interviews, and even volunteering to join the 2011 flotilla named “The Audacity of Hope” that set sail to protest the Israeli naval blockade of Gaza.
Alice Walker, author of “The Color Purple,” refused to authorize a Hebrew translation of her prize-winning work, citing what she called Israel’s “apartheid state.”