What Do I Read Next?
The Color Purple, Walker's novel about black women who persevere despite oppression by society and abuse by the men in their lives, established the author as a voice of 1970s black feminist ideals.
Song of Solomon (1977) by Toni Morrison offers a counterpart to "Everyday Use" but with a male point of view. Through a series of encounters with friends and relatives, Macon ("Milkman'') Dead III learns the value of the past and the importance of human connections.
The Women of Brewster Place (1982) by Gloria Naylor tells the story of seven African-American women who live on a dead-end urban street. Though their lives are often...
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