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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 6, Issue 11, Part A (2020)

Economic empowerment of black women: A study of Alice Walker's the color purple

Author(s)
Jasleen Kaur
Abstract
The aim of the present paper is to explore the theme of the economic empowerment of black women in Alice Walker's novel, The Color Purple. The study attempts to depict how Walker, in her fiction, gives a voice to the black female protagonists who gain economic independence in the racist, sexist, and classist African-American community. African American women are still highly discriminated and faced severe issues of neglect, oppression, and suppression. They have had a chequered history of pain, powerlessness, struggle, trauma, and despondency. Economic independence enables these women to fight against such problems in their community. The paper shows how black women suffered in USA due to racism, sexism, and classism, and the novel is introduced critically and portrays how the conditions of black women get enriched and ameliorated after attaining economic independence.
Pages: 26-28  |  261 Views  16 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Jasleen Kaur. Economic empowerment of black women: A study of Alice Walker's the color purple. Int J Appl Res 2020;6(11):26-28.
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