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Toni Morrison: A Celebration

Part of WOW – Women of the World

Contemporary writers pay homage to the life and work of Toni Morrison, 50 years since the publication of The Bluest Eye.

Featuring performances, readings and tributes from special guests including Afua Hirsch, Jade Anouka, Victoria Adukwei-Bulley and many more, this evening is a joyful response to Morrison’s legacy.

In her debut, The Bluest Eye, published in 1970, Morrison depicted an 11-year-old black girl’s mental disintegration. The novel asks vital questions about race, gender and class that are more relevant today than ever.

Morrison received the Pulitzer Prize for her novel Beloved in 1988, and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. She died in August 2019.

Dates & times

8 Mar 2020
Approximate run time: 90 mins
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    • Sun 8 March 2020


Queen Elizabeth Hall


Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)


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Age recommendation
For ages 16+

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Access information
This event is British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted.

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