Commentary

Loss of a fearless, clarion voice

She cast light on the state of being black. In the process, she illuminated for all readers what it is to be human.

Novelist Toni Morrison, who died on Monday aged 88, was a literary giant. Her Pulitzer and Nobel prizes are testament to the high regard in which she was held.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 08, 2019, with the headline 'Loss of a fearless, clarion voice'. Subscribe