The Color Purple

by: Alice Walker

Letters 44–60

1

I spent fifteen minutes with my children. And she been going on for month bout how ungrateful I is. White folks is a miracle of affliction, say Sofia.

2

Yes, their children, sent by “God” are your children, Celie. And they are being brought up in love, Christian charity and awareness of God . . . It’s a miracle, isn’t it? And no doubt impossible for you to believe.

3

They live in such beauty and dignity, Celie. And they give and give and then reach down and give some more, when the name “Africa” is mentioned.