Literary Icon and Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison, Dies At 88.

Once again, the literary world has been thrown into mourning as another literary legend has passed on  Yes, this time it’s Toni Morrison, the Nobel laureate who was popular for her fantastic novels:  “Beloved,” “Sula,” and “Song of Solomon”. She died in New York on Monday, 5th August, 2019. Details of her death haven’t been made public by her family and friends. All that we know is this: she was 88 years old..

For those who don’t know her, here are a few important facts to know about Toni Morrison..She was an excellent novelist. Most of her work explored the African-American experience.  Beloved, her most popular work of fiction, was made into a movie.

She was regarded as a living legend. Not only was she the first black woman to be awardes the Nobel prize for literature, she was also a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is one of America’s most prestigious civilian honors. President Barack Obama put the medal around her neck. In 1988, Ms. Morrison also won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

Storytellers and fans from all over the world have eulogized her on social media. Here are a few reactions.
Elizabeth Gilbert, popular author of Eat, Pray, Love wrote on Instagram:
Morrison has passed away. My heart hurts. Her greatness was absolute. Her words changed worlds. Her work always belonged to the immortal, and her name will never be forgotten. I bow down today to this literary and moral giant. I was fortunate enough to meet her once — back in 1994, just after she had won the Nobel Prize. There are two things that I remember about that meeting. First, somebody asked her if she thought that her Nobel Prize was a gift from the universe, to make up for the pain she had recently suffered, from having her house burn down, and having lost all her papers. With simple power, she fixed the questioner with a strong,
In a press release, The Novel Prize wrote, “She was one of the most powerful and influential literary forces of our time.
On Twitter, award-winning poet, JJ Bola wrote,
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