In Search of Flowers in the Attic: “The Origin” is “The Color Purple” for Television

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Few media narratives are as memorable as Alice Walker’s “The Color Purple.” Reading the book as a middle school kid, I was somewhat scandalized but also enchanted by this tale centered on Black women’s trauma and their triumph in the face of patriarchal oppression. Much of this triumph is found through a connection to sexuality, spirituality, and…



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