Toni Morrison with Africana Faculty

Toni Morrison, M.A. ’55

“She was masterful, purposeful, precise, challenging and insightful,” [Noliwe] Rooks said. “She was also kind.”

She wrote 11 novels that explored and illuminated the black American experience, including “Beloved,” which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988, and “Song of Solomon,” which received a National Book Critics Circle Award in 1977. She also wrote “The Bluest Eye,” “Jazz,” “Sula,” “Tar Baby” and “Paradise,” as well as children’s books and essay collections. In 1993, Morrison became the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize in literature.



Tao Leigh Goffe

Tao Leigh Goffe

Assistant Professor of Africana Studies & Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Africana Studies and Research Center

African Americanist Position posted at Cornell University, Africana Studies & Research Center