Day 11 – Favorite Toni Morrison:
Today’s photo is from one of my favorite authors. I adore this edition because I love the photo of Toni Morrison rocking her afro on the back. Regal! I’ve had the pleasure of reading almost all of her work except Paradise and Love. I hope to get to them both before her new novel is released in March, I believe. The Bluest Eye is Morrison’s first novel and it so happens it is the first Morrison I read. I read it for a Black Women Writers class in my third year of studying English Literature. It opened my eyes to a whole different way of writing and telling a story. I can still remember how blown away by it I was. The writing style, the character the development, the story’s structure, etc. All of that perfection rolled up into a mere 164 pages. If you haven’t read it yet you really need to make the effort to read it before the end of the year. It’s poignant, will break your heart, but mostly make you think profoundly. What’s your favorite Morrison?