The Color Purple – Alice Walker

An intimate and delicate universe is built both from the letters written by Cellie to God and to her sister, describing her experiences, as from her friendship and love relationship with Shug Avery. Despite the drama of its plot, the novel is quite contemporary and it makes us reflect about love, hate and power relations, within a society that is still marked by gender, ethnicity and social class inequalities. It is a story of racism, sexism, classicism and other prejudices.