THE COLOR PURPLE | 1985 | R | An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing "Mister" Albert Johnson, things go from bad to worse, leaving Celie to find companionship anywhere she can. She perseveres, holding on to her dream of one day being reunited with her sister in Africa. Based on the novel by Alice Walker.
Walker's best-known work, which follows the horrific violence and oppression of several African-American women in the 1930s, won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction as well as the National Book Award, and has been adapted into a film and Broadway show.
Georgia: The Color Purple by Alice Walker: The Color Purple uses letters to tell the story of Celie, a poor black woman in the South who faces abuse, rape, and devastation before she finally learns to love herself.