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Toni Morrison in 2008
|Born||Chloe Ardelia Wofford
February 18, 1931
Lorain, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||August 5, 2019
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
|Notable works||Beloved, Song of Solomon, The Bluest Eye|
|Notable awards||Presidential Medal of Freedom
Nobel Prize in Literature
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
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.
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Street art depicting Toni Morrison in Vitoria, Spain.
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