Alice Walker's Everyday Use

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Whatís Your Background? Alice Walkerís life as an African-American novelist and poet has led to many award winning short-stories and books. She was raised in the southern state of Georgia and her parents were sharecroppers. This taught her that being an African-American can have its rough times. After being shot by a BB gun when she was eight, Alice remained blinded in one eye. Her ailment caused her to seclude herself from other …

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…story show many different aspects of an African Americanís culture that is overly exaggerated or foolish, and the true quilt making, southern culture some have come to celebrate in America. Alice also relates the story to bits and pieces of her life growing up and how her culture and surroundings affected her. She is one of the many Americans who understands her culture and background and uses this to write numerous wonderful literary works.