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The Legend That Is Toni Morrison

What her life story reveals about her genius

TThroughout four decades, Toni Morrison has been a griot who bears the weight of multiple black universes in her writing. Her work has exposed the narrow bindings of the literary canon and burst through its seams with her inimitable prose.



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Morgan Jerkins

Morgan Jerkins is the Senior Editor at ZORA and a New York Times bestselling author. Her debut novel, “Caul Baby,” will be published by Harper in April 2021.