Female novelist who spoke her truths from an African American perspective has died. The passing of Morrison was announced Tuesday morning by her family and publisher, she was 88. Her death took place Monday night at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. She leaves behind two sons, Harold Ford Morrison and Slade Morrison. The respected writer was awarded a Nobel Prize for literature in 1993 being the first African American Woman to do so.
Born February of 1931 in Lorain, Ohio, Chloe Ardelia Wofford grew up during history’s worst downfall economically, The Great Depression. Ms. Morrison wrote her literature based up on her observation of the black female experience within society. Being the author of 11 novels who were all on the Best Sellers List for New York Times on a regular you could say Toni knew the craft of writing very well. Writing wasn’t only a job for her she lived through the words she wrote and her actions followed.
Morrison’s childhood impacted her view of the world around her and influenced her writing traumatically. Many of her top selling novels readers still talk about today such as Sula (1973), Song of Solomon (1977) and Beloved (1987) which all were highlights of her writing career. Aside from being an astonishing writer she was a great grandmother, mother and friend her family said in a recent statement. Nothing hurts more than losing a loved one but Ms. Morrison will live on in this world as one of the greatest known in history. Toni Morrison an impeccable woman with a vision who made it her job to speak to and amongst black people.
By Aaliyah Ford
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