A colleague confirms which Nobel laureate Toni Morrison has died. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf says that at the Montefiore Medical Center in New York, Morrison died Monday night. She was 88.
She was the first african female to earn the 1993 Nobel Prize for Literature. The Swedish academy welcomed its use of language and its “creative power.”
In 1988, she received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in her novel “Beloved,” in which a mom takes a dramatic decision to murder her child to save the boy from slavery.
In the film adaptation of 1998, Oprah Winfrey performed Margaret. Born on February 8, 1931 in Lorain, Ohio, Chloe Anthony Wofford, Morrison often wrote about the experience of black women.
Her first novel, released in 1970, was “The Bluest Eye,” focusing on a black girl who wishes blue teeth like normal women.