A "stunningly insightful" essay collection from the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple (Publishers Weekly).
From the prolific writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker, comes a compilation of writing and speeches on advocacy, struggle, and hope. A New York Times–bestselling "collection of righteous speeches and essays . . . is Walker the cultural pioneer back on top form" (The Guardian).
Drawing equally on Walker's spiritual grounding and her progressive political convictions, each chapter concludes with a recommended meditation to teach us patience, compassion, and forgiveness. We Are The Ones We Have Been Waiting For takes on some of the greatest challenges of our times and in it Walker encourages readers to take faith in the fact that, despite the daunting predicaments we find ourselves in, we are uniquely prepared to create positive change.
Walker's clear vision and calm meditative voice offer "wise thoughts for a troubled world" and strike a deep chord among a large and devoted readership (The Dallas Morning News).
"A thoughtful and reflective look at life and the search for meaning" —Booklist