Color Purple Study Guides

  • The Color Purple

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    The Color Purple is a 1982 novel by Alice Walker about two African-American sisters and their struggles against sexism and racism. Told as an epistolary novel, The Color Purple tells of Celie's oppression by the men in her life and her attempts to protect her younger and prettier sister Nettie. Like her father, Celie's husband Albert mistreats her, though she finds some redemption in her relationship with a man named Shug. Nettie travels to Africa as a missionary where she finds less racism but plenty of sexism.