New York: Melville House, 2020. First printing of the Melville House compilation. Paperback. 170pp. Octavo [21cm]. Illustrated wraps. New. Item #58219
"In this wide-ranging collection of thought-provoking interviews — including her first and last — Toni Morrison (whom President Barack Obama called a 'national treasure') details not only her writing life, but also her other careers as a teacher, and as a publisher, as well as the gripping story of her family. In fact, Morrison reveals here that her Nobel Prize-winning novels, such as 'Beloved' and 'Song of Solomon,' were born out of her family’s stories — such as those of her great-grandmother, born a slave, or her father, escaping the lynch mobs of the South. With an introduction by her close friend, poet Nikki Giovani, Morrison hereby weaves yet another fascinating and inspiring narrative — that of herself."