the color precious

My friend Salamishah Tillet compares the commercial successes of Daniels’ Precious and Spielberg’s The Color Purple here. Tillet examines further why the protests that welcomed Spielberg’s adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel have not resurfaced around Daniels’ portrayal of Sapphire’s Push.


About jennifer williams

Jennifer D. Williams is a writer and professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies. She has published in academic journals and online at, PopMatters, among other sites. Jennifer is currently working on a book that looks at black women's urban literature between the Depression and the civil rights era.

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