Overcoming Speechlessness: A Poet Encounters the Horror in Rwanda, Eastern Congo, and Palestine/Israel by Alice Walker (The background is a tan, cream color and the text appears to be hand-written with markers in black, blue, red, and green)

Overcoming Speechlessness: A Poet Encounters the Horror in Rwanda, Eastern Congo, and Palestine/Israel

by Alice Walker Author

The author of "The Color Purple" seeks and speaks the truth

While working with Women for Women International, Alice Walker traveled to Rwanda and the eastern Congo and experienced, first-hand, the devastating consequences of the genocide which had taken place there. Later, Walker went to Palestine/Israel and again saw the truth she despised. This essay is the poetic, formal statement made by Alice Walker, regarding the unspoken truths she witnessed.