The writer Toni Morrison died aged 88


“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it,” she said once. She was proud as a black female writer and repeated this many times. “I really think the range of emotions and perceptions I have had access to as a black person and as a female person are greater than those of people who are neither. I really do,” she also said. Toni Morrison (born Chloe Ardelia Wofford) was an American novelist, essayist, editor, teacher and professor emeritus at Princeton University. She won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award in 1988. Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. 1n 1996, she was selected her for the Jefferson Lecture, the U.S. federal government’s highest honor for achievement in the humanities.


In 2012, President Barack Obama presented Morrison with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 2016, she received the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction. Among other books Morrison developed and edited is The Black Book (1974), an anthology of photographs, illustrations, essays, and other documents of black life in the United States from the time of slavery to the 1970s. She wrote many novels that that created “a new vision of American life.” She had a big contribution to the culture in America.


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