Alice Walker forbids Hebrew "Color Purple" translation

Walker: Israel is guilty of worse apartheid than the US apartheid in which I grew up.

This letter is published with author’s permission.

June 9, 2012

Dear Publishers at Yediot Books,

Thank you so much for wishing to publish my novel THE COLOR PURPLE. It isn’t possible for me to permit this at this time for the following reason: As you may know, last Fall in South Africa the…

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