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Biography of Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison is an American editor, professor and author who are well known because of her novels with detailed characters, brilliant dialogues and epic themes. Many of her works revolve around black women and struggles they face trying to surviving in a male dominated society. Books of Toni Morrison are really worth reading and you may download her works easily on the internet. Toni is heavily influenced by African American Culture and in addition to her winning Nobel Prize, she was also awarded the Pulitzer Prize because of her novel Beloved in the year of 1987.
Toni was the second child of four children and grew up in Lorain Black community. The family moved to Lorain, Ohio due to problems with southern racism. Growing up, she became a voracious reader. In the year of 1949, she enrolled at Howard University which was the most distinguished black college of that time. She completed her studies in 1953 and pursued a masters degree at Cornell University. She graduated from the institution in 1955 and offered lectureship at Texas Southern University in Texas from 1955 to 1957. At Howard school, she met a faculty member whom she married, but later divorced in 1964.
Toni Morrison first novel is The Bluest Eye was published in 1970. In addition, her Sula book was nominated for National Book award. She also has another great work that is Song of Solomon and won the Award of National Book Critics Circle Award.
The most significant novel of Toni is Beloved that was published in 1987. Over the years, Toni gained numerous awards and nominations. She is now a living expert figure in US and currently serving editorial board of The Nation magazine.
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