Toni Morrison, the woman who changed the realms of English Literature whose work shed light upon the identity of African-Americans in America and in particular the ghastly experiences of black women, died on the 5th of August on Monday in the Bronx.
Alfred A. Knopf, her publisher announced the news of Toni’s death. She had been struggling with pneumonia and other health issues. Before the tragedy, she had been living in New York.
In 1993, Toni Morrison became an important personality as she was the first African-American female winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. She had written 11 novels including an array of collections and children’s books. Some of her famous works are “Song of Solomon” and “Beloved” because of which she won the Pulitzer Prize.
Her novels became widely popular and often could be seen featuring in the New York Times best-sellers list. Ms. Morrison had been a faculty member at Princeton and her career soared high indefinitely after that. Oprah Winfrey’s book club featured the late author’s books regularly.
The Nobel Prize winner had written some extremely moving novels that gave “life to an essential aspect of American reality.” Extremely good at what she did, Ms. Morrison took some time to envision the experiences of those who struggled in America and molded that into something so empowering.
Rarest in all forms, her plots were unimaginable and she drew conclusions from the narratives of men, women, and children that turned into extremely intriguing stories. This was a big loss for those in the field of Literature and she will always be remembered.