An unflinching champion of her race and its heritage

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An unflinching champion of her race and its heritage, Toni Morrison confesses to "[thinking] the  unthinkable." In her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel  Beloved,  she explores infanticide, rape, seduction,  madness, passion, wisdom, alienation, powerlessness, regret, tyranny, and the supernatural. A bold  novelist, she has staked out fictional turf on which to dramatize the fact that black people, the center  of her microcosms, are not marginal racial anomalies, but a genuine human society. In rebuttal of  less inclusive philosophies, Morrison states: "There is a notion out in the land that there are black  people or Indians or some other marginal group, and if you write about the world from that point of  view, somehow it is considered lesser." Rejecting anything other than full membership in humanity  for black people, she asserts her credo: "We are people, not aliens. We live, we love, and we die."
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course ENG 1320 taught by Professor Bost during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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