Toni Morrison (1931 – 2019 ) Author, Lecturer, Professor, Playwright, and Pulitzer Prize Winner

Toni Morrison is a world renewed author, essayist, lecturer, and a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize. Toni’s magnanimous writing skills have made her one of the most celebrated authors in modern history. Her novels capture the black American experience while examining its complexities  in an unjust society. Her characters struggle to find themselves and their cultural identity, through the interweaving of poetic and fervent language.  She was been awarded a number of literary distinctions,  among them the Pulitzer Prize (1988) and the first African American to win the Nobel Peace Prize for Literature (1993).

Born Chloe Anthony Wofford, on February 18, 1931 in Lorain, Ohio, she was the second of four children in a black working-class family that possessed an intense love and appreciation for black culture. Storytelling, songs, and folktales were deeply apart of her formative years.  At an early age, she displayed an interest in literature.

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