Study Guide

The Color Purple Letter Fifty-Five

By Alice Walker

Letter Fifty-Five

  • Nettie’s fourth letter.
  • Nettie is in Africa with Corrine and Samuel.
  • She’s learning so much she never knew before. For example, that Africa had great cities long before Atlanta existed. And that Africans sold their brothers and sisters. She realizes how ignorant she used to be.
  • Corrine and Samuel are apparently wonderful people. They have a great marriage and they are so grateful to God for sending them Olivia and Adam.
  • Nettie admits that Olivia and Adam are definitely Celie’s children. She assures Celie that the children are well cared for.