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These are the 10 books that made the ALA's most-challenged list for 2020 - photos

Authors Harper Lee and Toni Morrison. AP Photo The American Library Association has released its list of the most frequently challenged books. Titles included "All American Boys," "Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You," and "George." Demands to remove books addressing racism and racial justice grew last year, said the organization. See more stories on Insider's business page. The American Library Association published the list of the 10 most challenged and banned books in the country...
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The American Library Association has published its list of the most-challenged or banned books in 2020. They include stories about racism and racial justice.

Authors Harper Lee and Toni Morrison. AP Photo The American Library Association has released its list of the most frequently challenged books. Titles included "All American Boys," "Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You," and "George." Demands to remove books addressing racism and racial justice grew last year, said the organization. See more stories on Insider's business page. The American Library Association published the list of the 10 most challenged and banned books in the country...
Tags: Trends, Harper Lee, Toni Morrison, Ala, George, John Steinbeck, American Library Association, Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely, Our Town, Sherman Alexie, Laurie Halse Anderson, The American Library Association, Ibram X Kendi, All American Boys, Laurie Halse


The Transitory Influence Of Hemingway

So what can Hemingway tell us about what American writers owe to Hemingway? Whatever that debt is, it’s a lot, according to the various writers and literary scholars who appear as talking heads in the documentary, but they (Edna O’Brien, Tobias Wolff, Mario Vargas Llosa) are fairly long in the tooth, and few young fiction writers would now claim him as a star to steer by. In comparison, the influence of William Faulkner, transfigured in the crucible of Toni Morrison’s genius and legacy, can be ...
Tags: Art, Words, Toni Morrison, Hemingway, William Faulkner, 04.05.21, Edna O'Brien Tobias Wolff Mario Vargas Llosa


From sisterly love to frenemies: the best female friendships in books

Whether it is Vera Brittain or Elena Ferrante, women’s relationships have provided succour in troubled times, writes Lucy JagoWhat I miss most about pre-lockdown life is not festivals, or even foreign travel, but time with my female friends. The malaise, I believe, is widespread, so here are some books in which to immerse yourself in complex, occasionally wounding, but always irreplaceable female friendships.In Sula, by Toni Morrison, Nel and Sula are best friends in a poor, black Ohio community...
Tags: Books, Fiction, Culture, Fiction in translation, Ohio, Toni Morrison, Elena Ferrante, Morrison, Sula, Vera Brittain, Nel, Bernardine Evaristo, Sebastian Barry, Lucy JagoWhat, Toni Morrison Nel


Via drops 'The Agency' and Women's History Month never needs to end: Agency Brief

Agency, rebrand thyself Portland, Maine landmark The Via Agency has rebranded, dropping the redundant “agency” moniker in favor of the sleeker “Via.” (Sorry, are we not supposed to say “spaghetti pasta” or order a “martini cocktail” anymore?) Chief Creative Officer Bobby Hershfield led the redesign, which includes a new website, typeface and colors. There’s also a dynamic logo that’s giving off retro TWA vibes. “When The Via Agency was founded in 1993, we needed to distinguish what busine...
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Amanda Gorman tells Oprah about her connection to Maya Angelou: 'It was an amazing discovery'

In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Amanda Gorman talks about the women who have inspired her own success, like Toni Morrison and Maya Angelou.        [Author: USA TODAY]
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20 conversation-starting coffee table books by Black authors, photographers, and artists

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Barnes & Noble; Gilbert Espinoza/Insider A great coffee table book will look great on any table and initiate thoughtful conversations. We've compiled a list of 20 coffee table books all created by Black authors, photographers, and artists. These books feature images of everyday life, never before seen images, and capture historic events and people. Whether you're drawn to coffee table b...
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Whither the Arts in South Africa’s permanent crisis? The flawed logic of singling out Nathi Mthethwa

It is the ANC as a whole that maintains a bureaucratic view of the arts, failing to afford it its proper place in society The post Whither the Arts in South Africa’s permanent crisis? The flawed logic of singling out Nathi Mthethwa appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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‘Song of Solomon’ Limited Series in the Works from ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Director

Toni Morrison‘s Nobel prize-winning book Song of Solomon will soon be turned into a limited series by Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom filmmaker George C. Wolfe. Published in 1977, the book tells the story of Macon ‘Milkman’ Dead III, a Black man living in Michigan as the son of the richest Black family in town. But that’s hardly the most interesting detail about this character and his family. Here’s the official description of Song of Solomon from inside the book jacket (via Amazon): Toni Morrison’...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Viola Davis, Movies, Drama, America, Adaptation, Michigan, Oprah Winfrey, Toni Morrison, Deadline, Black, Wilson, Chadwick Boseman, Macon, Wolfe


Why aren't people talking about the new Jordan Peterson book? It came out 4 days ago, and I'm only just noticing it now.

Here's the book: "Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life." I only noticed it just now because I was having an in-person conversation that caused me to need to check the exact reason why Toni Morrison called Bill Clinton "the first black President" and I landed on "It Was No Compliment to Call Bill Clinton 'The First Black President.'" That was in The Atlantic. I hadn't stopped by The Atlantic in a long time, but while I was there, I noticed "What Happened to Jordan Peterson?/Adored guru and revile...
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Listen to the Professional Troublemaker Playlist (& More)!

Happy Monday to all my people! Every day we get closer to March 2, I get more and more excited. I cannot believe we are almost to the publication date. This book is the best work I’ve done yet, and I can say confidently that it is even better than book 1 (I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual). Today, I am sharing with you all the #ProfessionalTroublemaker Playlist! The playlist was compromised of 15+ songs that cousins in LuvvNation, my friends, and I all use to help us to stand and courage an...
Tags: Podcast, Music, Gabrielle Union, US, Book, Canada, Humor, Toni Morrison, Giants, Maya Angelou, Playlist, Tv And Movies, Gabourey Sidibe, Adam Grant, Glennon Doyle, Vroman


Professional Troublemaker Playlist (& More)!

Happy Monday to all my people! Every day we get closer to March 2, I get more and more excited. I cannot believe we are almost to the publication date. This book is the best work I’ve done yet, and I can say confidently that it is even better than book 1 (I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual). Today, I am sharing with you all the #ProfessionalTroublemaker Playlist! The playlist was compromised of 15+ songs that cousins in LuvvNation, my friends, and I all use to help us to stand and courage an...
Tags: Podcast, Music, Gabrielle Union, US, Book, Canada, Humor, Toni Morrison, Giants, Maya Angelou, Playlist, Tv And Movies, Gabourey Sidibe, Adam Grant, Glennon Doyle, Vroman


19 critically acclaimed documentaries and biopics to celebrate Black History Month

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. "Hidden Figures" won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress (Octavia Butler) , and Best Adapted Screenplay. "Hidden Figures" / 20th Century Studios Black History Month is a great chance to explore the lives of people living across the African Diaspora. Our selection of Black History Month movies only features films based on real people and events. You can rent or buy all of our ...
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Fran Lebowitz: 'I am really not a contrarian'

The writer and raconteur embodied the hip, downtown Manhattan of the 70s. Now she is winning new fans in her friend Martin Scorsese’s documentary series Pretend It’s a CityAlmost from the moment she set foot in New York more than 50 years ago, Fran Lebowitz has been part of the city’s social firmament. Like it, she has moved inexorably upmarket since she first made her name as a humorist in the 70s with a column in Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine. Back then, she hung out with the likes of photo...
Tags: New York, Television, Interview, Film, Documentary, Americas, Culture, Manhattan, Andy Warhol, Diane Von Furstenberg, Scorsese, Toni Morrison, Vanity Fair, Martin Scorsese, Charles Mingus, Robert Mapplethorpe


This author turned to self-publishing for her memoir on addiction

My road to being a self-published author began in rehab. Picture it: 2011. A treatment facility just a 10-minute drive from the Hollywood Walk of Fame. I was a struggling actress with two kidney transplants and a massive addiction to prescription drugs. Every night, during the two hours my laptop was released from contraband, I would blog. By the end of my 60 days, I was driven to tell my story. But did the world really need another actress-turned-writer? I had a great story. My husband gave me ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Books, Hollywood, California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, New York Times, New Zealand, Jonathan Franzen, Toni Morrison, Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Ucla, Southern California, Bic


Why Should You Read Toni Morrison’s Beloved? An Animated Video Makes the Case

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xu2euaQGzDQ “Tell me,” said Beloved, smiling a wide happy smile. “Tell me your diamonds.” The unforgettable portrayal of Beloved, the mysterious, 20-year-old woman (Thandie Newton)—who appears in Sethe’s (Oprah Winfrey) home mysteriously just as the infant ghost haunting the family disappears—leaves an indelible image in the mind’s eye in Jonathan Demme’s 1998 film. We may learn about the history of slavery in the U.S. through a wealth of recovered data an...
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The Best Birthday Gift YOU Could Give Me in 2021 + A Big Podcast Announcement! 

Hey, y’all. I am currently chin-deep in some blankets while I prepare for a day of doing absolutely nothing. You know why? Because it’s my birthday!      I am so grateful to be on this earth another year and make it to another birthday, even with the continuous dumpster fire of a world we are living in right now.  But 2021 is finally here, and that means…BOOK NUMBER 2 IS ALMOST HERE. I am nervous. Why am I nervous?! It took me 9 whole years to finally call myself a writer after I starte...
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Sisters in Hate review: tough but vital read on the rise of racist America

After black women helped push Trump from office, Seyward Darby’s work on white extremists is more resonant than everIt’s not Proust, Nietzsche or even Toni Morrison when it comes to difficult reading, but some are sure to find Seyward Darby’s book even more arduous to wade through. Related: From A Very Stable Genius to After Trump: 2020 in US politics books Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Race, US, America, World news, US news, Culture, US politics, The far right, Toni Morrison, Trump, Seyward Darby, Politics books, Proust Nietzsche


Women & Literature: Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison earned a reputation as one of the most respected novelists in American and world literature and as one of the most influential figures in the world of letters. Morrison challenged herself in each of her novels to explore the power and sense of self that can emerge from directly confronting one’s communal and personal histories. She proudly asserted that she has progressed through “the four stages in the life of a minority writer”: an initial stage of anger, then self-discovery, whi...
Tags: Books, Featured, Kentucky, America, New York Times, Literature, University of Pennsylvania, Toni Morrison, Random House, Morrison, Garner, Georgetown, Cincinnati Ohio, Sula, Solomon, LORAIN Ohio


Jimi Hendrix’s Home Audio System & Record Collection Gets Recreated in His London Flat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jhMJNfq6ho A visit to William Faulkner’s house once convinced me I’d seen his ghost. Millions of people commune with Elvis’s spirit at Graceland each year. Some lucky person will end up with Toni Morrison’s personal library, and maybe also her Tribeca condo. No matter how well we think we know a favorite artist, there’s nothing like connecting with the spaces and things they left behind. Since 2016, Jimi Hendrix devotees have been able to make a pilgrimag...
Tags: Google, Music, London, College, Jimi Hendrix, George Frideric Handel, Toni Morrison, Graceland, Elvis, Maui, Tribeca, Richie Havens, Marcus Machado, Facebook Twitter, Johnny, Hendrix


Toni Morrison’s 1,200 Volume Personal Library is Going on Sale: Get a Glimpse of the Books on Her Tribeca Condo Shelves

Images by Brown Harris Stevens I will tell you how I began to be a writer. I was a reader. —Toni Morrison Those of us who might have grown up harboring literary ambitions may have been humbled and inspired when we first read Toni Morrison. She proves over and again, in novels, essays, and otherwise, the courage and dedication that serious writing requires. She has also shown us the courage it takes to be a serious reader. “Delving into literature is not escape,” she said in a 2002 interview. It...
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Toni Morrison’s Library Is Available For Purchase

The library can’t be sold piecemeal; only everything together. “Access to this library and the language that mattered most to her could be a key to her brilliant mind. Now, that would knock even Sherlock’s socks off. And, appropriately, The Original Illustrated Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle sits boldly in her collection.” – Galerie Magazine
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Watch Cornel West’s Course on W.E.B. Du Bois, the Great 20th Century Public Intellectual

A giant of 20th century scholarship, W.E.B. Du Bois’ career spanned six decades, two World Wars, and several waves of civil rights and decolonial movements; he saw the twentieth century with more clarity than perhaps anyone of his generation through the lens of “double consciousness”;  he wrote presciently about geopolitics, political economy, institutional racism, imperialism, and the culture and history of both black and white Americans; we find in nearly all of his work piercing obser...
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‘Beloved’ Author Toni Morrison’s Lower Manhattan Loft Comes to Market

Not all artists and/or intellectuals are starving. Case in point is the lower Manhattan loft of late literary lion Toni Morrison that’s come for sale less just over a year after her passing, in August 2019 at 88, with an asking price of $4.75 million. The Nobel Prize winning writer and university professor, whose Pulitzer […]
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American poet Louise Glück wins 2020 Nobel Prize for Literature

Nobel Prize winner Louise Glück has released a dozen collections of poetry Today, we have a good reason to talk about poetry. Louise Glück (pronounced Glick) has won the 2020 Nobel prize for literature. She is the first American woman to win since Toni Morrison in 1993. The 77-year-old writer has already won a Pulitzer, a National Book Award and numerous other prizes. Her writing often covers children and families, and new interpretations of classical myths. Glück was America’s poet laurea...
Tags: Books, Poetry, Awards, America, Toni Morrison, Nobel prize for literature, Gluck, Glick, Louise Glück, Yale University Find


Louise Glück wins the 2020 Nobel prize in literature

The Swedish Academy has chosen the American poet Louise Glück, citing her ‘unmistakable poetic voice’The poet Louise Glück has become the first American writer to win the Nobel prize for literature in 27 years.Glück, cited for “her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal”, is the 16th woman to win the Nobel, and the first American since Toni Morrison took the prize in 1993. Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Culture, Awards and prizes, Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize In Literature, Gluck, Swedish Academy, Louise Glück


The 15 most influential universities in the world

Columbia University was among the most influential colleges on the list. The start of the school year means that for many high school juniors, and some seniors, it's time to decide which colleges to apply to.  Academics and data scientists at school ranking website AcademicInfluence.com identified the most influential colleges and universities using a proprietary algorithm that looks at each institution's alumni and professors. Cornell University, Stanford University, and Harvard Univers...
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Jamila Woods – “SULA (Hardcover)”

A month and a half ago, the great Chicago soul singer and songwriter Jamila Woods shared a soft, glowing new single called "SULA (Paperback)," inspired by Toni Morrison's 1973 novel Sula. Today, Woods has shared a very different version of "SULA," along with a gorgeous video for it. More »
Tags: Music, News, Chicago, Toni Morrison, Fatimah Asghar, Jamila Woods


"I affirm whatever I think has the best chance of working, of being both inspirational and unsentimental, of reasoning across the categories of false division and beyond the decoy of race."

Said Stanley Crouch, quoted in "Stanley Crouch, Critic Who Saw American Democracy in Jazz, Dies at 74/A prolific author, essayist, columnist and social critic, he challenged conventional thinking on race and avant-garde music" (NYT).Espousing that pragmatism, he found ready adversaries among fellow Black Americans, whom he criticized as defining themselves in racial terms and as reducing the broader Black experience to one of victimization. He vilified gangsta rap as “‘Birth of a Nation’ with a ...
Tags: Law, Africa, Los Angeles, Rap, New York Times, Al Sharpton, Toni Morrison, Jones, James Baldwin, Barnum, Louis Farrakhan, Stanley, Farrakhan, Crouch, Alex Haley, Claremont Colleges


The pencil test still colours the rainbow nation illusion

This latest racist hair fiasco is just one more thing that all the darkies in me are tired of defending and explaining The post The pencil test still colours the rainbow nation illusion appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Racism, Eff, Hair, Toni Morrison, Black Hair, Openaccess, Apartheid, Clicks, Top Six, South Africa (country, Pencil Test