The Spirit Murder of Sofia Butler

The untimely transition of The Color Purple’s most audacious character

J. Eik Diggs

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Photo by Léonard Cotte on Unsplash

Sofia Butler** from Alice Walker’s The Color Purple caused me to see an aspect of anti-black racism that I will never be able to shake from my memory. Her story illustrated one of the most unsettling realities of racial and gender violence that I have learned about to date. Though there…

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