THE WORLD PAYS LAST RESPECTS FOR TONI MORRISON

zeina Otonjo

August 7, 2019

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 Toni Morrison, who died Monday at the age of 88, was the first black woman to do some important things—become an editor at Random House and win the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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Morrison told the Paris Review in 1993. “It’s very important to me that my work be African American,”

As a result,  at Random House, she published a dazzling array of black literary talent, from Gayl Jones and Henry Dumas to Toni Cade Bambara and Angela Davis.

Furthermore, to set an example and inspire, Morrison paved the way for and encouraged countless writers who might otherwise have felt there was no place for people like them in the pantheon of American literature.

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