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Both ecocriticism and feminism gave birth to ecofeminism as a combined theory which argues to protect nature and women. Ecofeminists argue that environmental issues are the issues of women because they feel land is the producer of all resources as women are the sources of new life. Women are aware of the problems which they face in society. They are also aware of the need for protecting nature. Literature is one of the tools to protect nature. It will help women regain their importance in society. Many authors have discussed issues of nature and women in their works. All literatures have focused on women liberation and ecological conservation. African American Literature is no exception. The Pulitzer Prize winner, Alice Walker, is one of the most prominent writers in African American Literetature who is known for her ecofeministic leanings.

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Ecofeminism is a social and political movement which evolved from various feminist movements. It is a combination of Ecocriticism and Feminism. It Equates women and Nature because both have been dominated and exploited by others. One of the prominent African American writers Alice Walker’s The Temple of My Familiar contains ecofminist elements. The main characters Miss. Lissie, Zede and Fanny pay much attention towards relieving women from patriarchal society. They are also concerned with eco-preservation.


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As a revered feminist and author Alice Walker touched the lives of a generation of women through her iconic book The Color Purple. But one woman didn't buy in to Alice's beliefs - her daughter.
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