The Education of Ta-Nehisi Coates - The
The Chronicle of Higher EducationThe Education of Ta-Nehisi CoatesThe Chronicle of Higher EducationSome scholars thought he was being unofficially appointed as a spokesman for black people— Toni Morrison anointed him the next James Baldwin — and found that problematic. He cites bell hooks, Cornel West, and Glenn Loury as examples. "It wasn't ...
Posted on 2 October 2017 | 3:00 pm
Toni Morrison's Beloved, 30 years later -
Mail & GuardianToni Morrison's Beloved, 30 years laterMail & GuardianPublished originally by Alfred A Knopf in September 1987, Toni Morrison's masterpiece Beloved is a deeply moving, multilayered epic in which her extraordinary excavation of the bones and ghosts of American history (slavery, lynching, Jim Crow ...
Posted on 2 October 2017 | 3:00 pm
Who Gets to Write About Romance? A Response
New York TimesWho Gets to Write About Romance? A Response From the Books DeskNew York TimesThe cover of the Oct. 1 edition of The New York Times Book Review was a roundup of fall romance novels by Robert Gottlieb, a longtime editor of writers including Michael Crichton and Toni Morrison; an accomplished critic who has written on dance, music ...
Posted on 2 October 2017 | 2:09 pm
History: Fannie Lou Hamer is born - Jackson
Jackson Clarion LedgerHistory: Fannie Lou Hamer is bornJackson Clarion LedgerOctober 7, 1993: Toni Morrison became the first African-American woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. Five years earlier, she had received the Pulitzer Prize for her novel, Beloved. In her Nobel acceptance speech, she said, “It is the ...
Posted on 2 October 2017 | 10:14 am
'Write no more': 10 books that were banned -
The Guardian'Write no more': 10 books that were bannedThe GuardianLove's labour's lost … Toni Morrison's Pulitzer prize-winning novel Beloved was declared too sexually explicit for schools. Photograph: Jeff Morgan/Hay Festival of Literature & the Arts Limited / Jeff Morgan. Banned Books Week ...
Posted on 29 September 2017 | 4:01 am
The Bearable Lightness of Michael Dirda
Not literally—he grew up in Lorain, Ohio, whereas I’m from the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. He is also 30 years older than I am, though in a coincidence, my father grew up in Lorain, a town that also produced Toni Morrison. He claims to dislike ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 7:08 pm
The Fire This Time: Ta-Nehisi Coates’s
The literary device employed is no coincidence. Toni Morrison has anointed Coates as the successor to James Baldwin, and while that is a heavy burden for any 40 year old to bear, it is one that he just might manage to handle with grace. Despite having ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 6:55 pm
8 Books to Add to the Modern Brown Girl
Eventually, I found Toni Morrison, Dr. Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, Zora Neale Hurston, and more. I fell in love. It is no secret that women—particularly women of color—are coming for the old guard in literary and genre-specific writing circles and ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 3:02 pm
10 popular grammar myths debunked by a
The following sentence appeared in the verbal section of a 2002 College Board exam, and students were asked to identify an error if there was one: Toni Morrison's genius enables her to create novels that arise from and express the injustices African ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 6:29 am
International network France 24 spotlights
From the glamour of the Cannes film festival to 25 th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, to interviews with George Clooney, Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Toni Morrison and Quincy Jones and so many more, "Encore!" is aimed at taking you to the ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 6:11 am