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Goodbye Toni Morrison

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Goodbye, Toni Morrison. The African-American writer died on August 5 in New York. She was 88 years old.

The first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature (in 1993), Toni Morrison was born February 18, 1931 in Lorain, Ohio. She died of a short illness, surrounded by her family and her friends. She went away peacefully, according to a statement from her relatives.

The reactions did not fail to greet the memory of Toni Morrison. For Barack Obama, Toni Morrison’s writing was a “national treasure”. Kamala Harris, a democrate presidential candidate for 2020, said the writer was one of America’s greatest voices and storytellers, with a work that brought hope and freedom. For Oprah Winfrey, a great admirer of the writer: “She was our conscience, our seer, our truth teller”

Toni Morrison received the Putlizer Prize for Literature in 1988 for her novel “Beloved.” Among her star works: “The Bluest Eye” (1970), “Sula” (1973), “The Song of Solomon” (1977), “Jazz”, etc. ©

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