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Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison in 2008
Born Chloe Ardelia Wofford
February 18, 1931 (1931-02-18) (age 88)
Lorain, Ohio, United States
Occupation Novelist, writer
Genres American literature
Notable work(s) Beloved, Song of Solomon, The Bluest Eye
Notable award(s)

Presidential Medal of Freedom
Nobel Prize in Literature

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction


Toni Morrison (born February 18, 1931 in Ohio) is an African-American author. She is the second child in her working-class family. She normally writes about racial discrimination (racism, mainly the dislike of blacks). She has won awards for writing some books and she has changed African-American history. She is 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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