Posts tagged #Toni Morrison

Black Boys Soaring and the Women Who Pay the Price

by Shanel Adams

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison points out nearly every issue the Black community faces through supernatural yet relatable characters and a twisted storyline. Like only Morrison knows how, the novel is inundated with suspense that keeps you entranced until the book is finished. Looking back on the novel, I began to think about how Milkman, the main character, mirrors a few Black men I know. Attractive, intelligent, but the confusion about his Blackness and haunting secrets of his family affects how he operates in society. He reminds me of men who juggle masculinity and vulnerability as if they cannot co-exist. Milkman is that guy that we know, whether athlete, business professional or street hustler, who has everything going for himself but an identity of his own.

March - The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Hey Black Bottom Book Clubbers! This month we're reading one of our personal favorites, The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. Starting next week, we will be posting short essays discussing the topics and themes covered in the book. Our monthly discussion will be held March 31st at 7:30 pm on twitter -- moderated by @Phil_Cosby_ @sarah_smileee and @_blackbottom, using the hashtag #BlackBottomBooks. We're excited to read this classic novel with you all and look forward to your commentary! 

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