Toni Morrison's Spiritual Vision by Nadra Nittle audiobook

Toni Morrison's Spiritual Vision: Faith, Folktales, and Feminism in Her Life and Literature

By Nadra Nittle
Read by Lisa Reneé Pitts

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Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200906840

  • ISBN: 9798200906826

  • ISBN: 9798200906833

Runtime: 6.71 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

When Toni Morrison died in August 2019, she was widely remembered for her contributions to literature as an African American woman, an identity she wore proudly. Morrison was clear that she wrote from a Black, female perspective and for others who shared her identity. But just as much as she was an African American writer, Toni Morrison was a woman of faith.

Morrison filled her novels with biblical allusions, magic, folktales, and liberated women, largely because Christianity, African American folk magic, and powerful women defined her own life. Her relatives, particularly her mother, were good storytellers, and her family's oral tradition included ghost stories and African American folktales. But her family was also Christian. As a child, Morrison converted to Catholicism and chose a baptismal name that truly became her own—Anthony, from St. Anthony of Padua—going from Chloe to Toni. Morrison embraced both Catholicism and the occult as a child and, later, as a writer. She was deeply religious, and her spirituality included the Bible, the paranormal, and the folktales she heard as a child.

Toni Morrison's Spiritual Vision unpacks this oft-ignored, but essential, element of Toni Morrison's work—her religion—and in so doing, gives listeners a deeper, richer understanding of her life and her writing.

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Author Bio: Nadra Nittle

Author Bio: Nadra Nittle

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Runtime: 6.71
Audience: Adult
Language: English