Alice Malsenior Walker (born February 9, 1944) is an American author, poet, feminist, and activist. She has written both fiction and essays about race and gender. She is best known for the critically acclaimed novel The Color Purple (1982) for which she won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.
In 1982, Walker published what has become her best-known work, the novel The Color Purple. About a young troubled black woman fighting her way through not only racist white culture but also patriarchal black culture, it was a resounding commercial success. The book became a bestseller and was subsequently adapted into a critically acclaimed 1985 movie as well as a 2005 Broadway musical.
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I've calculated the chart below with mid-Sagittarius (15°) rising. Jupiter in the Sagittarius decan of Leo is strong: ruling Ascendant, conjunct Moon and opposite Sun.
NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART
BIRTH DATA: 9 February 1944, between 02:10 and 04:25 (2:10-4:25 a.m.) CWT (+5), Eatonton, Georgia, USA (33n19, 83w23). ASC: ?? Sagittarius. RR=C (caution). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield (c) calculates an ascendant of mid Sagittarius (15 degrees) based on a quote in Alice Walker's book, The Same River Twice (London: The Women's Press, 1996), p. 202, ". . . on the other hand--I think it is my Sagittarius rising--I'm a risk taker. . . "