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  • Published: 29 May 2017
  • ISBN: 9781784872779
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $7.99
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Race

Vintage Minis




Vintage Minis bring you the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human – from birth to death and everything in between

An exploration of race from one of the twentieth century’s primary chroniclers of the African American experience.
Is who we are really only skin deep? In this searing, remonstrative book, Toni Morrison unravels race through the stories of those debased and dehumanised because of it. A young black girl longing for the blue eyes of white baby dolls spirals into inferiority and confusion. A friendship falls apart over a disputed memory. An ex-slave is haunted by a lonely, rebukeful ghost, bent on bringing their past home. Strange and unexpected, yet always stirring, Morrison’s writing on race sinks us deep into the heart and mind of our troubled humanity.

Includes selections from the books Song of Solomon, The Bluest Eye, Beloved by Toni Morrison

‘She gave me permission to be unapologetically Black. She informed me of the power that resided in me. She validated me when the world questioned my humanity’ Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give

VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS.

A series of short books by the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human

Also in the Vintage Minis series:
Sisters by Louisa May Alcott
Love by Jeanette Winterson
Babies by Anne Enright
Language by Xiaolu Guo

  • Pub date: 29 May 2017
  • ISBN: 9781784872779
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $7.99

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 Race

“Toni Morrison makes me believe in God. She makes me believe in a divine being, because luck and genetics don’t seem to come close to explaining her”

Guardian

“Imagine our joy when Vintage announced that it is publishing a collection of easily digestible books from the world’s most celebrated writers on the experiences that make us human… They look good and read well. That’s win/win in our book.”

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