Rest in Power Toni Morrison

"Morrison has spent her whole career negotiating the Scylla and Charybdis of writing what she calls 'nonracist, yet race-specific literature.' She’s willing to accept “the labels” only because 'being a black woman writer is not a shallow place but a rich place to write from. It doesn’t limit my imagination; it expands it. It’s richer than being a white male writer because I know more and I’ve experienced more.'"


Rest in Power Toni Morrison 

" One of Morrison’s most enduring arguments is that we are all in some sense 'raced,' that, 'living in the wholly racialized society that is the United States,' no one writes, thinks, or lives apart from racial knowledge. Although the white writers she discusses imagine themselves as unraced authors of the universal, their fiction also engages dominant racial ideologies."

A New New White Man: Toni Morrison’s “Playing in the Dark” Turns 25

Rest in Power Toni Morrison 

while Beloved and The Bluest Eye were deeeeeeply affective and important books to me, I want to share Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination because that book shook me to my core

literary criticism isn't for everyone. but if its your jam, please read it. its amazing.

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@mooncake Holy shit, what a read. Just that much is... wow.

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