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Toni Morrison

  • 07 Aug 2019
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Toni Morrison, the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, has passed away. Morrison was born in Ohio (US) on 18th February, 1931.

  • Morrison wrote 11 novels, many of them touching on life as a black American, in a glittering literary and award-laden career that lasted over six decades.
    • "The Bluest Eye," her first novel, was published in 1970. She followed up with "Sula" in 1973, going on to publish another nine novels.
  • She won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award in 1988 for her 1987 novel "Beloved".
  • Morrison received numerous other accolades including the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993.

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