Posts tagged “alice walker”
March 15, 2013
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! In between the parade and a cold glass of Guinness, if you’d like to explore Irish culture on a deeper level, check out Martha Long’s memoir on growing up in the slums of Dublin in 1950s, MA, HE SOLD ME FOR A FEW CIGARETTES.
As Alice Walker says about the book,
“Reading this startling testament to one child’s valiant attempts to live until the age of sixteen is a worthy reminder that we can do better as adults if we turn to embrace the children who are suffering, anywhere on earth…”
And Counterpunch says,
“This is a searing account of childhood survival. No more haunting memoir has been published this year.”
Check out an interview with Martha on WORT-FM.
“Ma, He Sold Me for a Few Cigarettes”, a “haunting memoir” of 1950s Dublin by Martha Long is on sale now!
December 5, 2012
Counterpunch says “This is a searing account of childhood survival. No more haunting memoir has been published this year.”
Publishers Weekly gives the book a starred review: “Bestselling memoirist Martha Long takes readers to 1950s Dublin, where it is nothing short of a miracle that she survived her childhood. Long chronicles her life from ages three to 11, letting the child she once was ‘tell the story in her own voice:’ a dynamic, colorful Irish dialect. Not for the faint of heart, Long’s story is a gritty, grueling, and heartbreaking testament to one girl’s unbreakable spirit.”
“Reading this startling testament to one child’s valiant attempts to live until the age of sixteen is a worthy reminder that we can do better as adults if we turn to embrace the children who are suffering, anywhere on earth…”—Alice Walker, from the forward
June 11, 2011Saturday, June 11, from 2-4pm at the Brooklyn Museum: CODEPINK founder Jodie Evans will moderate a discussion on social justice, creative activism and peace in the Middle East with the unstoppable Dana Balicki, Medea Benjamin, Sally Kohn, and Ann Wright. Come see an excerpt from Alice Walker's Overcoming Speechlessness, a reflection of her travels through Gaza; a meditation on the human spirit and the struggle of speechlessness in the wake of violence and war. Adapted by Dana Balicki, directed by Tamilla Woodard, choreographed by Shani Collins-Achille.
September 26, 2010September 26, 2010, noon-5PM, Political education and action group, the Petaluma Progressives, will feature Alice Walker at the Petaluma Progressive Festival. Location: Walnut Park, Petaluma Blvd. South and D St., downtown Petaluma. Go to http://www.progressivefestival.org/ for directions and parking information.
April 20, 2010Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 8 p.m. at the Herbst Theater: 401 Van Ness Avenue (at McAllister), San Francisco, CA.
April 14, 2010
April 14, 2010, 6:30 p.m. at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th Street NW Washington, DC 20009
March 26, 2010March 26, 2010, 7 p.m., Mission High School Auditorium: 3750 18th Street, San Francisco