You can’t think the same way after you read certain voices.
November 1, 2014 2:27 PM   Subscribe

Before Toni Morrison (many exceptions exist, but not in the literary canon), black writers wrote narratives in which African-Americans were defined mostly in terms of their relationship to their oppressors, the white race. This would make sense around the times of Ellison's masterpiece. She writes about her own people, because that is what she knows. And also to break the previous - and understandable - literary paradigm. Also, she doesn't like white people too much.
posted by kozad at 7:54 PM on November 1, 2014

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