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Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison in 2008
Born Chloe Ardelia Wofford
(1931-02-18)February 18, 1931
Lorain, Ohio, U.S.
Died August 5, 2019(2019-08-05) (aged 88)
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Occupation Novelist, writer
Genres American literature
Notable work(s) Beloved, Song of Solomon, The Bluest Eye
Notable award(s)

Presidential Medal of Freedom
2012
Nobel Prize in Literature
1993

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
1988

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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.

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