Author: Toni Morrison

‘, Jazz, blazes with an intensity more usually found in tragic poetry of the past…. Morrison’s voice transcends colour and creed and she has become one of America’s outstanding post-war writers’ , Guardian,Joe Trace – in his fifties, door-to-door salesman of Cleopatra beauty products, erstwhile devoted husband – shoots dead his lover of three months, the impetuous, eig….Read More

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Sula and Nel are two young black girls: clever and poor. They grow up together sharing their secrets, dreams and happiness. Then Sula breaks free from their small-town community in… Continue Reading Posted in: African Americans, City And Town Life, Fiction

The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women

In the struggle for women's equality, there is one subject still shrouded in silence - women's compulsive pursuit of beauty. The myth of female beauty challenges every woman, every day… Continue Reading Posted in: Beauty Culture, Body Image, Cultural Characteristics


BY THE NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF BELOVED.Four young women are brutally attacked in a convent near an all-black town in America in the mid-1970s. The inevitability of this attack, and… Continue Reading Posted in: Fiction In English American Writers 1945 1999 Texts, History Of Biblical Events, Suspense Fiction

Homemade Love

In one of the best-loved volumes of her work, J. California Cooper tells exuberant tales full of wonder at the mystery of life and the hardness of fate. Awed, bedeviled,… Continue Reading Posted in: 1945, American Writers

Song of Solomon

‘Song of Solomon…profoundly changed my life’ Marlon JamesMacon ‘Milkman’ Dead was born shortly after a neighbourhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the… Continue Reading Posted in: Caribbean Area, Family, Fiction In English

Giovanni’s Room

An alternate cover for this ISBN can be found here.Baldwin's haunting and controversial second novel is his most sustained treatment of sexuality, and a classic of gay literature. In a… Continue Reading Posted in: American Fiction, Biography, Psychological Fiction

Ain’t I A Woman

A study of the impact of sexism on black women during slavery, the historic devaluation of black womanhood, sexism among black men, racism within the women's movement and the black… Continue Reading Posted in: Afro American Women, Bibliography, Feminist Theory, United States Society Role To 1980 Of Women Black Feminist Viewpoints

The Fire Next Time

The landmark work on race in America from James Baldwin, whose life and words are immortalized in the Oscar-nominated film I Am Not Your Negro 'We, the black and the… Continue Reading Posted in: Addresses, African American Authors, Afro Americans, Essays, Lectures

Four Histories (“Richard II”, “Henry IV Part One”, “Henry IV Part Two”, “Henry V”)

The volume contains Richard II, Henry IV Part One, henry IV Part Two, and Henry V. Each play possesses its own distinctive mood, tone and style, and together they inhabit… Continue Reading Posted in: 1367 1413, Bibliography, Henry Iv, History, King Of England

The House of the Four Winds

The tiny nation of Swansgaard is a lovely place with abundant natural resources, including the royal family, which has been blessed with twelve daughters and a son. As this boisterous… Continue Reading Posted in: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

The Heart of a Woman

In The Heart of a Woman, Maya Angelou leaves California with her son, Guy, to move to New York. There she enters the society and world of black artists and… Continue Reading Posted in: Biographies, Maya, Negroes United States Angelou, Social Conditions

Oh Pure and Radiant Heart

Oppenheimer's first full day at the motel was devoted to television. He located the remote on the bedside table, where it sat beside the enigmatic telephone with its sheet of… Continue Reading Posted in: Fiction, Novels, Science Fiction


In the troubled years following the Civil War, the spirit of a murdered child haunts the Ohio home of a former slave. This angry, destructive ghost breaks mirrors, leaves its… Continue Reading Posted in: American Fiction, History, Slavery

The Bluest Eye

The Bluest Eye is Toni Morrison's first novel, a book heralded for its richness of language and boldness of vision. Set in the author's girlhood hometown of Lorain, Ohio, it… Continue Reading Posted in: Bildungsromans, Intergenerational Relations, Race Relations


‘ Jazz blazes with an intensity more usually found in tragic poetry of the past.... Morrison's voice transcends colour and creed and she has become one of America's outstanding post-war… Continue Reading Posted in: Contemporary Literature & Fiction, Fiction, Funeral Rites And Ceremonies, Social Conditions

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