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LIVE COVERAGE: Toni Morrison speaks at Free Library of Philadelphia

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STORY WRITTEN BY JARREAU FREEMAN 
jfreeman@21st-centurymedia.com
@JarreauFreeman on Twitter

She is the author of acclaimed works such as “Beloved,” “Song of Solomon,” “Sula,” “The Bluest Eye,” “Paradise,” “Jazz” and “Home,” and now Toni Morrison has resurfaced with another provocative tale about race, womanhood and scared childhoods and wounds that haunt, in her newest novel “God Help the Child.”

Toni Morrison. Photo by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Toni Morrison.
Photo by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

At the forefront of this lyrical story is Bride, a dark-skinned African American woman who is successful and confident, but had an upbringing empty of love and affection, because of her ebony complexion.
Booker, Bride’s lover, also bears scars, and throughout the novel tragedy seems to follow them both.
Join Ticket Entertainment Reporter Jarreau Freeman, @JarreauFreeman, for a live tweeting event, as she shares insights and quotes from Morrison’s lecture focused on “Gold Help the Child,” from the Free Library of Philadelphia April 29 at 7:30 p.m. Follow along or engage in the conversation using #morrison2015.

Book cover of "God Help the Child" by Toni Morrison. Courtesy photo.

Book cover of “God Help the Child” by Toni Morrison.
Courtesy photo.

“Morrison shows us how we hold onto our pain and let it define us, pulling back on her often liquidly lyric style to offer powerful portraits in lean prose,” said Barbara Hoffert, of the Library Journal.

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