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She is also the author of many collections of short stories, essays, poems and children's books. Her recent children's book Why War is Never a Good Idea was published earlier this year.
As an activist and social visionary Alice Walker has been a participant in many of the major movements of change, among them the Civil Rights Movement in the American South, the Women's Movement and the Free South Africa Movement.
Join Riz as he speaks to Alice Walker about her work and her life.
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