Nobel laureate and the creator of remarkable novels like, “Beloved”, “Song of Solomon”, Toni Morrison took her last breathe on Monday night at Montefiore Medical Center located at New York according to her publisher, Alfred A Knopf. At the time of her death, she was at the age of 88.
She was the first-ever African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize in 1993 for her magnificent contribution in literature. She was even awarded Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Morrison was one of the most well-known writers of her contemporary time and her contribution was unparalleled as a novelist, editor, short-story writer and essayist as well.
Morrison’s most renowned works dug into the diverse topics regarding African-American identity and America’s controversial past relations related to racism. She was perhaps one of the very few American writers who witnessed both critical and commercial prosperity. Her written works dropped on The New York Times best-seller list quite often and these were streamed on Oprah Winfrey’s book discussion club.
Morison instilled life into reality in such a distinct fashion that, no other author could ever resemble that at least in English. Her lucent prose style becomes bright with the tempo of the black oral custom. Her non-linear, surreal plots are endowed with mythologies, superstition, and magic. In her fictional world, white people are almost having no existence, was quite noteworthy and uncommon in her contemporary world of fiction.