- Toni Morrison Reads “English and the African Writer” by Chinua Achebe
Toni Morrison Reads “English and the African Writer” by Chinua Achebe
Toni Morrison discusses language and literature, the pervasive “denigration of black speech” in American literature, and the lasting impression that Chinua Achebe’s literature had on her, followed by a reading of “English and the African Writer” by Chinua Achebe at PEN’s Tribute to Chinua Achebe.
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