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Remembering Toni Morrison at the 2019 Twin Cities Book Festival
In October, we partnered with Rain Taxi Review of Books to record a special live episode of Black Market Reads at the 2019 Twin Cities Book Festival. In this episode, Lissa speaks with authors about the life and work of the author Toni Morrison who passed away earlier this year.
Toni Morrison is a Nobel Prize winning novelist, educator, and editor. She was a prolific author and is known for such works as The Bluest Eye (1970), Song of Solomon (1977), and Beloved (1987) among many others. In addition to her work as a writer, Morrison became the first black female editor at Random House.
Dr. Artika Tyner – author of Amazing Africa: A to Z (Planting People Growing Justice, 2018)
Go Deeper: Additional Materials
WATCH: TRAILER FOR TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM (MAGNOLIA PICTURES, 2019). THIS DOCUMENTARY OFFERS AN IN DEPTH LOOK AT THE LIFE AND WORK OF TONI MORRISON, INCLUDING INTERVIEWS WITH THE AUTHOR HERSELF AS SHE REFLECTS ON THE PROCESS AND IMPACT OF HER WORK.
READ AND EXPLORE: AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THE WORK OF TONI MORRISON FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES, PUBLISHED FOLLOWING MORRISON’S PASSING IN AUGUST 2019. AT THE BOTTOM OF THE ARTICLE ARE MANY LINKS TO FURTHER READING ABOUT TONI MORRISON.
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