One of her six favorite books, as told to the Daily Express:
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by Alice Walker
This was a revelation. Set in the southern United States it’s about a black woman’s development during the Thirties. I remember feeling devastated, having to put the book down every now and again because I was sobbing. It’s written in the first person in dialect and diary form but the voice is so strong.