Day 17 of 28 – Black History Month – Toni Morrison

By: Ebonye Gussine Wilkins

For most people, Toni Morrison needs no introduction. Born Chloe Ardelia Wofford in 1931, she has written provocative fiction and non-fiction that has stirred the emotions of many and garnered her both a Pulitzer Prize and a Nobel Prize during her career. She is most famous for her novels The Bluest Eye and Beloved, but this is only the tip of the iceberg for what Toni has to say.

While much of her work is celebrated, it still draws criticism about its themes and characters. In an old interview with Charlie Rose, she addresses some of the concerns about her writing.

 

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