6 Aug 2019

Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison dies at 88

She was an icon of American literature. Toni Morrison, the first black woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, has died at the age of 88. From “The Bluest Eye”, which described the troubles of a young black girl growing up in the aftermath of the Great Depression, to “Beloved”, the life of a runaway female slave, her novels captured a range of different experiences in US history and earned her a place amongst the country’s leading literary lights.