Toni Morrison interview | American Author | Award winning | Mavis on Four | 1988

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Mavis Nicholson speaks to American Author Toni Morrison.
First shown: 24/02/1988
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Porsha Love says:

"How do you know if death is better for me.. since you've never died" Wow. Literally gave me chills. Such a powerful statement.

Enchantresse Shakur says:

She was so great and gallant 🖊💕

GunnerTrades says:

They speak so elegantly!

Jay Joseph Karvaski says:

Toni Morrison is one of the most intelligent women I have ever heard speak. She is a beautiful example of a leader and a queen really. I could only hope to be able to understand these things with such depth and breadth as she does. Especially in her novel "Song of Solomon." She is truly an amazing woman and I wish I could have met her.

Elyse Ambrose says:

You have to listen to every single word. How rich her words are.

Jason Kao says:

"The solitude is critical. People have said that unhappy childhoods make good writers because they tend to read because they're miserable, or escape, and the solitude and the loneliness, or the a-loneness, in which you really have only your own company. And if that is insufficient, then you will invent other company, and that's what fiction is."

Shay Rollins says:

I love what Ms. Morrison said, "How do you know death is better for me? Since you have never died." Wow that is a powerful statement.

Lila Feldman says:

I listen to this when I need to be reminded about forgiveness.

Jacob Jorgenson says:

Wait! I thought black writers were held down by systemic racism?

Charles Cates says:

Can anyone recommend one of her best books please. Just the way she expresses herself in conversation makes me want to read.

Anne Spellberg says:

What a great interviewer. No papers rustling around, looking at notes, she interacts with Toni Morrison, it is a real conversation. Haven't seen that in quite a while, now you never ever see it. The questions are formed, they stick to a script, no interaction, just rote questions. Horrible. This is an example of how to conduct an interview, it should be taught at universities in the journalism depts. As a separate note, isn't Toni Morrison so very beautiful? What a face.

Trevor Kraus says:

She’s so articulate. I could listen to her read the phone book.

Anthony Leem says:

The glint in their eyes as they exchanged quiet appreciation for each other in this beautifully rhythmic, melodic interview… this provided me an example of what beautiful dialogue between two evolved, curious intellectuals looks like… and i have to add, the retention of their respective voices throughout this literary dance, shows the many layers of honesty through which even an abrupt british critic and a soulfully emotional poet can share without betraying themselves in the least.

Allen Wilcox says:

This is the best thing ever.

fatou1feuze says:

About slavery : if they lived it, may be I can spend some years writing about it » so beautifully put. It’s so hard to read or watch movies about slavery for me …

Kimberly Cook-Chennault says:

I love Toni Morrison. What a wonderful human and scholar. We owe her some much for her wisdom and love.

Iona Gibbs says:

she is so amazing. you can almost see the cogs turning in her head every time she speaks. so, so powerful

Juan Padilla says:

Powerful human being. Thank you Toni

I Slay Sheep says:

Toni Morrison is a fascinating woman and writer. Great interview.

A N G E L says:

I RARELY PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO REVIEWS WOMEN OF WISDOM BOTH OF THEM

A N G E L says:

HER BIRTHDAY IS FEBUARY 18 SHES CLOSE TO A PISCES ……I CONSIDER HER ONE SHE SPOKE THE WORDS FOR MANY POWERFUL WOMAN TRUE #QUEEN

A N G E L says:

I LOVE HER!

John F. Sowards says:

This, alone, justifies the existence of the internet.

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