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9-02-1944

One day, Rudolph P. Byrd, founding director of the ‘James Weldon Johnson Institute’, asked ‘Pulitzer’ Prize-winning author, Alice Walker what similarities do the places Dharamshala (an Indian town) and Gaza share. The question hinted at the trip to Dharamshala’s Tibetan camp that this brilliant writer was supposed to take, after which Walker intended on returning to Gaza. Alice said that both Tibetans and Palestinians have suffered the same fate with regards to their homeland. Their territories have been attacked, homes seized and cultural values destroyed. Both these communities bear the brunt of homelessness and identity crisis. There is no difference between the torture meted out by the Israeli and Chinese governments towards these people.

Apart from the political turmoil that these two coteries have been enduring, they also share an affinity for spirituality, nature, art, music and more importantly agriculture. Thus, it is implied that both the Tibetans and the Palestinians are proud owners of a rich cultural heritage. For Walker, these characteristics are appealing and she says that this is one of the reasons why this activist-writer identifies with both of them. She declares, “Whenever I encounter people who love their olive and fruit trees, their tomatoes, vegetables, and land, the farmer in me joins hands with them. I need no other, more political connection. But this is because of my paganism, no doubt. My belief that nature and we and “God/Goddess” are one and the same.”

I have learned not to worry about love; But to honor its coming with all my heart.

- Alice Walker

Is solace anywhere more comforting than in the arms of a sister.

- Alice Walker

Yes, Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me.

- Alice Walker

Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence.

- Alice Walker

What the mind doesn't understand, it worships or fears.

- Alice Walker

The quietly pacifist peaceful always die to make room for men who shout.

- Alice Walker

The most important question in the world is, 'Why is the child crying.

- Alice Walker

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.

- Alice Walker

The gift of loneliness is sometimes a radical vision of society or one's people that has not previously been taken into account.

- Alice Walker

The experience of God, or in any case the possibility of experiencing God, is innate.

- Alice Walker

The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.

- Alice Walker

People tend to think that life really does progress for everyone eventually, that people progress, but actually only some people progress. The rest of the people don't.

- Alice Walker

People do not wish to appear foolish; to avoid the appearance of foolishness, they are willing to remain actually fools.

- Alice Walker

No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.

- Alice Walker

Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it.

- Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology , Alice Walker

It's so clear that you have to cherish everyone. I think that's what I get from these older black women, that every soul is to be cherished, that every flower is to bloom

- Alice Walker

Any God I ever felt in church I brought in with me.

- Alice Walker

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