Author(s): Alice Walker
The Cushion in the Road is a collection of wide-ranging meditations on the human race's intertwined personal, spiritual and political destinies. It revisits the many themes that the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, poet, essayist and activist has addressed throughout her career: racism, Africa, solidarity with the Palestinian people, the campaign of Barack Obama, Cuba, healthcare and the work of Aung San Suu Kyi. Walker explores her conflicting impulses to retreat into inner contemplation and to remain deeply engaged with the world.
Praise for "The Cushion in the Road" "Walker's compassion, courage, and humor gain strength and eloquence essay by essay. . . . Media attention will surge for this provocative collection by Walker, a revered writer of conscience."--"Booklist"""The Cushion in the Road" is quintessential Alice Walker: edgy, demanding, prayerful, loving, and aware. An essential companion for those who wish to be a force for positive change in our perpetually challenging world."--"Foreword"Praise for Alice Walker "Alice Walker is a muse for our times . . . she touches the soul, and propels us to action."--Amy Goodman, host of "Democracy Now!""A lavishly gifted writer."--"The New York Times"
Alice Walker is one of the most prolific writers of our time, known for her literary fiction, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Color Purple"; her many volumes of poetry; and her powerful nonfiction collections, including "We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For" and "The Chicken Chronicles" (both available from The New Press). Her advocacy for the dispossessed has spanned the globe. She lives in Northern California.