Toni Morrison has been around a while. And her work has inspired many discussions, arguments, and probably, homework assignments. Â It had been a while since I’d read anything of Morrison’s and although her works are great, they, unfortunately for me, contain ghosts, which as you know, scare me because I’m a chicken.
This collage only represents the books that I remember reading. It is not meant to be conclusive.
Morrison’s books generally take place in mid century America. In a time when civil rights where either just about to happen or are in progress. Â Her heroines and heroes are full of life and characters and flaws, and just like us all, have dreams of a better life. Â The human condition is the same in all of us, which I guess is a common thread in Morrison’s work.
I read Home this weekend and I loved it. Morrison’s writing will make you think about what home means and what it is to be a family. I didn’t find the action in Home to be as tumultuous and as ghost filled as her other works, but the resonating message is still there: I am a person.
Any and every Toni Morrison book qualifies for the Diversity Challenge! Have you read any of the nobel laureate’s books? Â Which one(s)?
Also? Her books have frequently been on the Banned Books list. Know which ones?