Novelist Toni Morrison was a fearless writer who confronted issues of race and prejudice

Novelist Toni Morrison put centrestage the doubly marginalised voice of the African American woman, and in her unflinching focus, insisted on the validity and merit of her experience.
Novelist Toni Morrison put centrestage the doubly marginalised voice of the African American woman, and in her unflinching focus, insisted on the validity and merit of her experience.PHOTO: REUTERS

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 (Aug 5), 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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