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The Color Purple

The Color PurpleAlice WalkerHarcourt1982

From Wikipedia: Taking place mostly in rural Georgia, the story focuses on the life of African-American women in the Southern United States in the 1930s, addressing numerous issues including their exceedingly low position in American social culture. The novel has been the frequent target of censors and appears on the American Library Association list of the 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2000–2009 at number seventeen because of the sometimes explicit content, particularly in terms of violence.

I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.

Alice Walker, The Color Purple.