One of Toni Morrison's only short stories is getting published as a book

"The short story is 'just one of innumerable manifestations of Morrison's genius as a writer,' said Riché Richardson, a professor of African American literature at Cornell University (where Morrison earned her master's degree). 'In this story, her emphasis on the plight of two girls -- Twyla and Roberta -- prompts readers to consider their material conditions and the forms of neglect that they have experienced, regardless of who they are, and to recognize, question and challenge such systems,' Richardson wrote in an email to CNN. "'Recitatif' reminds us of what people share, the common denominators that connect us to others, regardless of our differences.'" Read the entire article at

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