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‘Django Unchained’ Plantation Transformed Into Major Slavery Museum With Strange Origin Story

“There is no place you or I can go, to think about or not think about, to summon the presences of, or recollect the absences of slaves,” Toni Morrison once said, explaining why she wrote Beloved, in an observation that inspired the … Read More

Turnbull myth exposed: he has no deal with Bishop or Morrison

Paul Kelly three weeks ago pushed the Turnbull camp’s dodgy suggestion that there was a powerful trio ready to take over from Tony Abbott:

A contrast: Turnbull vs Morrison and Bishop

There are three possible replacements for Tony Abbott should he eventually fall. How they are making their case for leadership speaks volumes. One…

Feministing Reads: Asali Solomon’s Disgruntled

In the foreword to her debut novel The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison describes how she came to write her classic story of an isolated black girl’s disavowal of blackness. She points to the “reclamation of racial beauty” that was so central to the cultural activism of the 1960s as her motivating context, but she notes […]

10 Withering and Wise Toni Morrison Quotes for Her Birthday

Toni Morrison is both a gorgeous writer and an extremely gifted thinker. On her birthday, February 18th, we celebrate her words on race, gender, the world’s troubles, and the duty and process of those who write their way out of the mess. These quotes will have to suffice until we can read her new novel, God Help the Child, later this year. … Read More

Happy birthday, Toni Morrison!

Today is Toni Morrison's 84th birthday. The Nobel laureate is the author of the novels "Beloved," "Song of Solomon," "Sula" and more than a dozen others.

Lez Liberty Lit #65: Books In Boxes

3 weeks agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

New Toni Morrison, make a tiny zine, literary podcasts, writing difference and more.

Former Kingmaker Tony Windsor Tips Turnbull Led Government, Morrison As Treasurer

Tony Abbott once told Tony Windsor he would consider 'selling his arse' to be Prime Minister. Turns out it's Abbott's 'selling' that has come to back to bite him on the arse.

How 5 Great Writers Got Started on Their First Books

1. Toni Morrison -- The Spark: A Writing Group. Morrison was a 35-year-old professor at Howard University when she joined a writing group just for fun. It soon became clear that she couldn’t remain in the group unless she actually wrote...Show More Summary

Random House memories

At Tablet they offer the full text of the remarks former Random House head Robert L. Bernstein made 10 December, when receiving The New Press' Social Justice Award, in Discovering Toni Morrison. A nice story about discovering (editor) Toni Morrison and how she came to Random House, as well as some André Schiffrin (The Business of Books) reminiscences.

New Morrison Novel

Toni Morrison fans, rejoice! She has a new novel coming out in April, titled God Help the Child.

Did Chipotle Pay Best-Selling Authors $25K Each for Its 'Thought' Campaign?

How much did the chain shell out for its "literary" cups? How much is copy by Toni Morrison and George Saunders worth? Gawker floats a rumor that Chipotle Mexican Grill shelled out as much as $25,000-30,000 to some of America's best-selling...Show More Summary

Toni Morrisson’s New Novel Due Out in April

3 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Author Toni Morrison has a new novel coming out in April 2015 called God Help the Child. NPR has more about the book: “According to press materials from Morrison’s publisher, the book will feature a beautiful woman who goes by the name...Show More Summary

Book News: New Toni Morrison Novel Slated For An April Release

3 months agoNews : The Two-Way

The novel, Morrison's 11th, will be titled God Help the Child. J.K. Also: Rowling has plans for a new book of her own. And a book has been returned to a Washington state library — 65 years overdue.

On the Books: New Toni Morrison novel coming in April 2015

-45 years after Toni Morrison, 83, published her groundbreaking debut The Bluest Eye in 1970, the visionary author’s 12th novel will hit

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Toni Morrison is releasing a new novel this spring! The NYT Magazine looks at the sexual assault crisis in the military. As she nears age 100, activist Grace Lee Boggs is in hospice care — and needs our donations to help pay for it.  “I have a dream…that one day I’ll see as much outrage over […]

A New Toni Morrison Novel Will Arrive in April

In news that amounts to at least an 8 on the literary Richter scale, Knopf has announced that it will publish Toni Morrison’s 11 th novel in April 2015. At that point, book world luminaries will hurriedly convene to invent new prizes,...Show More Summary

Newswire: New novel from Toni Morrison coming in April

Knopf has announced that Toni Morrison’s 11th novel, God Help The Child, will be released on April 21, 2015. The 83-year-old Nobel Laureate is having a busy fall, having recently explained racism to Stephen Colbert, announced her personal...Show More Summary

New Toni Morrison novel coming in April

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

For fans of literary fiction, the announcement of a new Toni Morrison novel is kind of like that new "Star Wars" preview – it won't be out for several months, but that won't stop devotees from getting really, really excited.

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