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I learned of Toni Morrison’s death at sunrise, and of Paule Marshall’s at sunset. News of Ms. Morrison’s transition, as many of my bereaved friends have called it, quickly spread on social media and via
In the fall of 1993, my coursework, as a Princeton sophomore, included an introductory survey of British literature, an intermediate lesson in Latin, and a seminar, with Toni Morrison, titled Studies American
Tayari Jones is the author of the novels An American Marriage, Silver Sparrow and The Untelling, and a professor at Emory University I have never been to Lorain, Ohio, but it has been on my bucket list
My life was never the same after reading Beloved. And I hope my students’ won’t be either. Every year, I get goosebumps. “Here is your copy of Beloved or Song of Solomon or Home,” I say to my high-school
In 1994, I was a 4th grader with an imagination that often found me daydreaming myself far, far away from the confines of my windowless classroom, from the boring, incomplete or inaccurate history lessons
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison died Monday night at 88. Powerfully interrogating some of the most pressing issues in American society, Morrison’s books cover themes including the psychological
Toni Morrison, who passed away last night at the age of 88, already taught us how to remember her. “We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives,” said