Poet Alice Walker writes of her personal encounters with the cruelty and horror in Rwanda, Eastern Congo and Palestine/Israel through her work with Women for Women International and Code Pink and finding her voice again after a period of speechlessness. Bearing witness to a range of depravity, Walker presents the stories of the individuals who have crossed her path and shared their tales of suffering and courage. Self-imposed silence has slowed global response to those suffering and with this book Walker aims to redress the balance.
Alice Walker won the Pulitzer prize and the American Book Award for The Color Purple. She is the author of many bestselling novels, essays and collections of poetry including Meridian, By the Light of My Father's Smile and The Third Life of Grange Copeland.
She lives and teaches in San Francisco.