Books by Rebecca Walker
NPR stories about Rebecca Walker
Rebecca Walker's debut novel, Adé: A Love Story, is a whirlwind tale of romance and tragedy in Kenya. A biracial American college student falls in love with a Kenyan man, but their relationship is complicated by illness and government brutality. Reviewer Richard Torres says Walker rushes the romance and skimps on character development.
In Black Cool, Rebecca Walker collects essays that assemble a "periodic table" of coolness in African-American culture. Walker and artist Hank Willis Thomas, who contributed an essay, talk with NPR's Neal Conan about the ever-evolving definition: from Nike Air Jordans to Barack Obama.
The 2000 U.S. census was the first to give Americans the option to check more than one box for race. Nearly 7 million people declared themselves to be multiracial, a number that's expected to shoot up in the 2010 count. As more of the nation's population identifies itself as being of mixed race, the authors of a new book say Americans' ideas of racial identity are in for a challenge.
Author Rebecca Walker and her mother, novelist Alice Walker, had a very public falling out over what Rebecca calls her mother's "fanatical feminist views." Farai Chideya talks with Rebecca and psychologist Phyllis Chesler about motherhood, feminism, and forgiveness.
Writer Rebecca Walker says her famous mother, novelist Alice Walker, taught her that a feminist should be wary of motherhood. But, Walker writes in her new memoir, "Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence, after 15 years of doubt she decided it was time to have a baby. She talks to host Farai Chideya about her pregnancy and thoughts on motherhood.