• Maria de Fátima Falcão Universidade Federal do Tocantins
  • Naiana Siqueira Galvão Universidade Federal do Tocantins


In 1983, Alice Walker published In Search of Our Mother's Garden, a collection of non-fiction articles with the main purpose of highlighting the importance of being a woman in a racialized world, full of judgments that bring race, class, and gender as a scope. The term womanism was developed in this collection and expanded in the work The Color Purple, represented by the main character Celie. In these circumstances, the author seeks, through her protagonist, to expand the dialogue with the essence of being a womanist to the detriment of the other women in the narrative. It is relevant to note that the practice of such a perspective, being a womanist, focuses on revealing the resistance and resilience of these marginalized women by the social system. Walker's literature is an ‘open door’ to freedom filled with compassion and respect, which is not an idea of Moore's conventional utopia.

Biografia do Autor

Maria de Fátima Falcão, Universidade Federal do Tocantins

Possui graduação em Letras pela Universidade Federal do Tocantins (2012), Mestrado em Letras: Ensino de Língua e Literatura (2015) pela Universidade Federal do Tocantins. 

Naiana Siqueira Galvão , Universidade Federal do Tocantins

Atualmente é professora de Lingua Inglesa e Literatura Anglo- Americana pela Universidade Federal do Estado do Tocantins. Especialista em Língua Inglesa e Literatura Anglo Americana pela UFT, Campus de Porto Nacional. Mestrado em Ensino de Língua e Literatura pela UFT, Campus de Araguaína. Doutoranda em Estudos Literários com especificação em Literatura Americana pela Escola de Ciências Humanas da Universidade Trás-os-Montes-e-Alto-Douro (UTAD- Portugal). 


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