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About Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison became famous as a novelist, book editor, essayist, and a college professor. She was born Chloe Wofford but used the pen name, "Toni Morrison". In 1970, she launched her first book tagged "The Bluest Eye".
She earned a national recognition in 1977 with the book, "Song of Solomon", which also earned her several notable accolades.
Her career hit the peak in 1993 when she received a Nobel Prize in Literature. Some of her well-known books include Beloved (1987), Sula (1973), Home (2012), Jazz (1992), Paradise (1997), and more.
Her father is George Wofford, while her mother is Ramah Wofford. Her siblings include; George, Lois, and Raymond Wofford.
She got married to Harold Morrison in 1958 – their marriage that lasted for about six years. Her children include; Harold and late American author, Slade Morrison.
Morrison received the Ohioana Book Award in 1975.
She also took home the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1977.
She earned the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988.
Morrison passed away, at the age of 88, after her failed battle with pneumonia in the year 2019.
She received a BA in English from Howard University.
Morrison gained a Master's degree in American literature from Cornell University.
Her nickname, 'Toni' is from her baptismal name, 'Anthony'.
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Famous quotes by Toni Morrison
All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.Toni Morrison
As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think.Toni Morrison
At some point in life the world's beauty becomes enough. You don't need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough.Toni Morrison
Black literature is taught as sociology, as tolerance, not as a serious, rigorous art form.Toni Morrison
Black people have always been used as a buffer in this country between powers to prevent class war.Toni Morrison
Everybody gets everything handed to them. The rich inherit it. I don't mean just inheritance of money. I mean what people take for granted among the middle and upper classes, which is nepotism, the old-boy network.Toni Morrison
I don't think a female running a house is a problem, a broken family. It's perceived as one because of the notion that a head is a man.Toni Morrison
I don't think anybody cares about unwed mothers unless they're black or poor. The question is not morality, the question is money. That's what we're upset about.Toni Morrison
I like marriage. The idea.Toni Morrison
I merged those two words, black and feminist, because I was surrounded by black women who were very tough and and who always assumed they had to work and rear children and manage homes.Toni Morrison
It's been mentioned or suggested that Paradise will not be well studied, because it's about this unimportant intellectual topic, which is religion.Toni Morrison
She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It's good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind.Toni Morrison
The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power.Toni Morrison
The body is ready to have babies. Nature wants it done then, when the body can handle it, not after 40, when the income can handle it.Toni Morrison
There is nothing of any consequence in education, in the economy, in city planning, in social policy that does not concern black people.Toni Morrison
Women's rights is not only an abstraction, a cause it is also a personal affair. It is not only about us it is also about me and you. Just the two of us.Toni Morrison
You need a whole community to raise a child. I have raised two children, alone.Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison's Popularity
Toni Morrison was a famous American novelist, who was born on February 18, 1931. As a person born on this date, Toni Morrison is listed in our database as the 1st most popular celebrity for the day (February 18) and the 108th most popular for the year (1931).
People born on February 18 fall under the Zodiac sign of Aquarius, the Water Bearer. Toni Morrison is the 1907th most popular Aquarius.
Aside from information specific to Toni Morrison's birthday, Toni Morrison is the 12568th most famous American.
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