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Toni Morrison

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Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison in 2008
Toni Morrison in 2008
BornChloe Ardelia Wofford
(1931-02-18)February 18, 1931
Lorain, Ohio, U.S.
DiedAugust 5, 2019(2019-08-05) (aged 88)
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
OccupationNovelist, writer
GenreAmerican literature
Notable worksBeloved, Song of Solomon, The Bluest Eye
Notable awardsPresidential Medal of Freedom
Nobel Prize in Literature
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction


Toni Morrison (born Chloe Ardelia Wofford; February 18, 1931 – August 5, 2019) was an African-American author. She was the second child in her working-class family.

She normally wrote about racial discrimination (racism, mainly the dislike of blacks). She won awards for writing some books and she changed African-American history. She was perhaps the most successful mainly story-writing African woman in the world.

She was a famous writer and she got her good writing by the people she looked up to. They were B.W.Jones and A.I.Vinson. Her first novel (The Bluest Eyes) is the story of a girl ruined by a racist society and its violence and she had son named slade who she wrote this book with dreaming emmett. One of her books, Beloved, was made into a movie in 1998. This movie starred Oprah Winfrey.

Morrison died at a hospital in The Bronx, New York City on August 5, 2019, from problems caused by pneumonia, aged 88.[1][2][3]

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  1. Fox, Margalit (2019-08-06). "Toni Morrison, 'Beloved' Author and Nobel Laureate, Dies at 88". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-08-06.
  2. Italie, Hillel (2019-08-06). "Nobel laureate Toni Morrison dead at 88". AP NEWS. Retrieved 2019-08-06.
  3. Lea, Richard; Sian Cain (August 6, 2019). "Toni Morrison, author and Nobel laureate, dies aged 88". The Guardian. Retrieved August 6, 2019.