Toni Morrison

 
Unplug me from fallacious arguments about race
Unplug me from fallacious arguments about race
Sometimes I wish I could unplug myself from South Africa. Participating actively in public discourse opens us up to a lack of generosity, dangerously low levels of empathy, dishonesty and headache-inducing, unnecessarily bad arguments, including endless popular fallacies....
Flying home: He was always free
Flying home: He was always free
“My meaning is specific: [Song of Solomon] is about black people who could fly. That was part of the folklore of my life; flying was one of...
Eight years of Obama through Coates
Eight years of Obama through Coates
The advent of social media has ushered in what we know today as “call-out culture”, where any misinformation or ignorance communicated through...
Toni Morrison's Beloved, 30 years later
Toni Morrison's Beloved, 30 years later
Published originally by Alfred A Knopf in September 1987, Toni Morrison’s masterpiece Beloved is a deeply moving, multilayered epic in...
Paul Beatty: Exploring race without limits
Paul Beatty: Exploring race without limits
During a conversational interview with Man Booker prize-winning author Paul Beatty in late August, he relates a story about going to hear author...
Peace talks mediated by music, being Insecure and Morrison wisdom are on our Lists
Peace talks mediated by music, being Insecure and Morrison wisdom are on our Lists
The Play ListsCory Henry, The Revival: I have been checking out Cory Henry. It was by mistake. I...
'Beyoncé is an event', helping us decide a new way of being
'Beyoncé is an event', helping us decide a new way of being
Six hours have past. This morning is a blur. Time morphs into a whirlwind of status updates. Text messages to respond to. Inboxes that require urgent...
Toni Morrison on her novels: 'I think goodness is more interesting'
Toni Morrison on her novels: 'I think goodness is more interesting'
Toni Morrison wants everyone to know that she hates the title of her newest novel, God Help the Child.
Ted Kennedy passes JFK mantle on to Obama
Ted Kennedy passes JFK mantle on to Obama
It was as close as it gets to a coronation. In front of a rapturous, chanting crowd, Senator Ted Kennedy on Monday enfolded Barack Obama into a...
'Gay' penguins top US list of book complaints
'Gay' penguins top US list of book complaints
An award-winning children's book based on the true story of two male penguins that raised a baby penguin has topped the list of works attracting...

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