Dark Ink: Into the heart of blackness

21 April 2015 - 02:14
By Gaby Wood, ┬ęThe Daily Telegraph

Toni Morrison is forbidding and theatrical in appearance, but her smile is glorious when it comes. Though she is 84, and pain makes her shuffle slowly across the floor, weakness is not a word one would ever associate with her. In her latest novel, God Help the Child, an extremely black-skinned woman who has been raised by her mother to believe she is ugly turns her blackness into a source of strength.

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