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 defendants who have relied on Gideon's promise, bringing renewed attention to an essential but failing aspect of the US criminal justice system and offering insight into how it might be saved.
About the Author
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.
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
Number Of Pages: 370
Published: 2nd April 2014
Publisher: The New Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0 x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.45