Toni Morrison, Writer, Nobel Laureate Dies Aged 88

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  1. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere

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    The death has been announced - at the age of 88 - of the wonderful writer, Toni Morrison, Pulitzer Prize winner, Nobel Laureate, who chronicled the lives of African-Amercians, especially African American women, with compelling insight, searing honesty, and lyrical prose in a series of extraordinary books.

    Morrison, who had also worked as an editor at Random House and later, as an educator at Princeton, started writing as a single mother, upon realising that the books she wanted to read - and the voice she wished to see in print - didn't exist, and so she wrote it, and by so doing, she was instrumental in bringing the often difficult and fraught lives and challenging experiences of African American women to a wider audience.

    RIP Toni Morrison.
     
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    Heard this on the radio this morning. A great loss in the literary world.
     
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    Wonderful, poignant and powerful clip, exquisitely articulate and deeply felt; their mutual respect along with the grace and dignity with which President Obama addressed, approached (and touched) Toni Morrison (the hand holding was lovely) was both profoundly moving and very evident. Thanks for sharing.
     

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