Nobel laureate Toni Morrison dies at 88

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August 6, 2019

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Nobel laureate Toni Morrison dies at 88

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NEW YORK: Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison has died at the age of 88.

She was the first black woman to receive the Nobel literature prize, awarded in 1993. The Swedish academy hailed her use of language and her “visionary force.”

Her novel “Beloved,” in which a mother makes a tragic choice to murder her baby to save the girl from slavery, won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1988.

Publisher Alfred A. Knopf says Morrison died Monday night at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. She was 88.

(Agencies)

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