• The Temple of My Familiar

The Temple of My Familiar

In The Temple of My Familiar, Celie and Shug from The Color Purple subtly shadow the lives of dozens of characters, all dealing in some way with the legacy of the African experience in America. From recent African immigrants to a woman who grew up in the mixed-race rainforest communities of South America to Celie’s own granddaughter living in modern-day San Francisco, all must come to terms with the brutal stories of their ancestors in order to confront their own troubled lives.

As Alice Walker unfolds the experiences of these astonishing characters, she weaves a new mythology from old fables and history, creating a profoundly spiritual explanation for centuries of shared African American experience.

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