1931 - 2019

Toni Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993. She was the author of many novels, including The Bluest Eye, Beloved, Paradise and Love. She also received a Pulitzer Prize for her fiction, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Lifetime Achievement and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honour in the United States.


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Morrison's unflinching narrative is all the more powerful for its relative brevity; it takes hold of the reader and doesn't let go until the wrenching final-page crescendo.

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A novel that illuminates truths that its characters may not be capable of articulating.

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