Toni Morrison: Black Matter(s)

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Toni Morrison was the first black female author to win the Nobel Prize in Literature and is widely acknowleged as a trailblazer in African-American literature. On August 5, 2019, Toni Morrison, author of eleven novels translated into dozens of languages, passed away at the age of 88. Honored as a "national treasure" by Barack Obama the day after her death, she had had a significant impact on the history of the United States through her dedication and the literary and cultural revolution she instigated. By turns a critic, a book editor, a college professor, a creative author of novels, poems and essays, Morrison claimed the invention of a black writing and brought the light on what was kept under wraps in the US history.