Even though all released biographical details on Toni Morrison has the same opinion that her start identify was once Chloe Anthony Wofford, John Duvall's publication demanding situations this declare. utilizing new biographical info, he explores the difficulty of names and naming in Morrison's fiction and again and again reveals remarkable strains of the Nobel Prize-winning author's fight to build a useable identification as an African American girl novelist. regardless of the distinctive conditions surrounding her choice to turn into Toni, something turns into transparent: the query of id was once now not a given for Morrison.
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