Nobel Prize Winner
Toni Morrison Dead at 88.
Toni Morrison died on August 6, at the
Montefiore Medical Center in New York. .
Her death was confirmed by her publisher,
Alfred A. Knopf, in a statement to Twitter.
We are profoundly sad to report that Toni
Morrison has died at the age of eighty-eight. ‘We
die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do
language. That may be the measure of our lives.’ , Alfred A. Knopf, via Twitter.
In 1993, Morrison was
the first black woman to
receive the Nobel Prize.
She received the award for her
work in literature, having written
books such as “Beloved” and “Jazz.”.
According to ‘Time,’ her writing “illuminated
the joys and agonies of black American life.”.
Morrison was also awarded the Presidential Medal of
Freedom in 2012, from former president Barack Obama. .
I remember reading ‘Song of Solomon’ when
I was a kid and not just trying to figure out
how to write, but also how to be and how to
think…Toni Morrison’s prose brings us that
kind of moral and emotional intensity that
few writers ever attempt, Barack Obama, 2012, via ‘Time’.