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Birth Of A Nation-Hood
  • Published: 1 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446402085
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448
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Birth Of A Nation-Hood

Gaze, Script, and Spectacle in the O J Simpson Case




An incisive and thought-provoking collection of essays on a defining American experience, curated by the Nobel-prize winning author of Beloved.
Toni Morrison contributes an introduction and brings together thirteen essays, all written especially for this book, by distinguished academics - black and white, male and female - on one of the grimmest and most revealing moments of American history: the O J Simpson case.

Together these keen analyses of a defining American moment cast a chilling gaze on the script and spectacle of the insidious tensions that rend American society, even as they ponder the proper historical, cultural, political, legal, psychological, and linguistic ramifications of the affair.

  • Published: 1 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446402085
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448
Categories:

About the author

Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. She was the author of many novels, including The Bluest Eye, Sula, Beloved, Paradise and Love. She received the National Book Critics Circle Award and a Pulitzer Prize for her fiction and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honour, in 2012 by Barack Obama. Toni Morrison died on 5 August 2019 at the age of eighty-eight.

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Praise for Birth Of A Nation-Hood

Cool, sobering and often bizarre

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