The Urgency of Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

Explore the life and legacy of Toni Morrison, whose best-selling work examined racial and gender identity in America — particularly the often-crushing experience of Black women — through incandescent prose resembling that of no other writer in English. She was the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature and the author of 11 novels as well as five children’s books (written with her son Slade) and several essay collections. In these turbulent times, her work is essential reading.