Episode 16: Toni Morrison

Nation of Writers
Nation of Writers
Episode 16: Toni Morrison

In this episode, we’ll discuss the life and work of Toni Morrison.

A writer who needs no introduction, Toni Morrison is one of the most cherished American authors, known for her iconic novels like Beloved, Song of Solomon, The Bluest Eye, and Sula. She earned numerous prestigious awards during her life including the Pulitzer Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama, and the Nobel Prize in Literature.

We’re joined today by poet, essayist, and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib. He is the author of multiple books, including They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us, Go Ahead In The Rain: Notes To A Tribe Called Quest, A Little Devil In America: In Praise of Black Performance and many more. He lives in Columbus, Ohio.

Abdurraqib is interviewed by Nikki Geslani, Development and Member Associate for the American Writers Museum. Explore more iconic American writers in-person at the American Writers Museum or in our online exhibit American Voices.


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