Sunday, 18 February 2018

87th birthday of Toni Morrison

(Born 18 February 1931, Lorain, Ohio, US)

Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe

ONE of the African World’s and US’s preeminent intellectuals novelist, academic, essayist, editor, commentator, librettistwinner of 1992 Nobel prize for literature
Freeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another (Toni Morrison)

“If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it” (Toni Morrison) 
(Wynton Marsalis Septet, “Black codes from the underground” [personnel: Marsalis, trumpet; Wycliffe Gordon, trombone; Wes Anderson, alto saxophone; Todd Williams, tenor saxophone; Marcus Roberts, piano; Reginald Veal, bass; Herlin Riley, drums; recorded: Berlin Jazzfest, Germany 3 November 1989])
Twitter @HerbertEkweEkwe

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