Lion's Roar Foundation – 7th Annual Shambhala Sun Foundation Auction
Auction Ends: Dec 10, 2013 11:59 PM EST

Signed Collectibles

Alice Walker: Signed "Possessing the Secret of Joy"

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Estimated Value
$75 USD
$120 USD to ml2bf3225
Number of Bids
17  -  Bid History

Item Description


Renowned author and long-time Shambhala Sun contributor Alice Walker shares her writings with this year's bidders. The book featured in this offering is Possessing the Secret of Joy in which a woman must come to terms with the circumcision she endured as a child in Africa.

Ms. Walker, best known for the Pulitzer Prize-wining novel The Colour Purple, has been contributing to the Shambhala Sun for 15 years going back to 1997 with a feature discussion entitled The Power of Loving Kindness. Editor-in-Chief Melvin McLeod described her as "a committed social activist who has had the courage to take on difficult and often unspoken issues." In 2009 Ms. Walker's "Suffering too Insignificant for the Majority to See" written on the occasion of the first-ever African-American Buddhist retreat appeared in the May issue of the Shambhala Sun. "Alice Walker describes the great toll, both personal and societal, of racism in America, and how Buddhism has helped her heal its wounds."

We hope you will want to add this Alice Walker writing to your library.


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Alice Walker