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The Origin Of Others (Hardcover): Toni Morrison The Origin Of Others (Hardcover)
Toni Morrison; Foreword by Ta-Nehisi Coates 2
R441 R359 Discovery Miles 3 590 Save R82 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

America's foremost novelist reflects on the themes that preoccupy her work and increasingly dominate national and world politics: race, fear, borders, the mass movement of peoples, the desire for belonging. What is race and why does it matter? What motivates the human tendency to construct Others? Why does the presence of Others make us so afraid? Drawing on her Norton Lectures, Toni Morrison takes up these and other vital questions bearing on identity in The Origin Of Others.

In her search for answers, the novelist considers her own memories as well as history, politics, and especially literature. Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, and Camara Laye are among the authors she examines. Readers of Morrison's fiction will welcome her discussions of some of her most celebrated books: Beloved, Paradise, and A Mercy. Morrison also writes about nineteenth-century literary efforts to romance slavery, contrasting them with the scientific racism of Samuel Cartwright and the banal diaries of the plantation overseer and slaveholder Thomas Thistlewood. She looks at configurations of blackness, notions of racial purity, and the ways in which literature employs skin colour to reveal character or drive narrative.

Expanding the scope of her concern, she also addresses globalization and the mass movement of peoples in this century. National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates provides a foreword to Morrison's most personal work of nonfiction to date.

Please, Louise (Hardcover): Toni Morrison, Slade Morrison Please, Louise (Hardcover)
Toni Morrison, Slade Morrison; Illustrated by Shadra Strickland
R424 R401 Discovery Miles 4 010 Save R23 (5%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A library card unlocks a new life for a young girl in this picture book about the power of imagination, from the Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison.
On one gray afternoon, Louise makes a fateful trip to the library. With the help of a new library card and through the transformative power of books, what started out as a dull day turns into one of surprises, ideas, and fun, fun, fun
Inspired by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison's experience working in a library as a young girl, this engaging picture book celebrates the wonders of reading, the enchanting capacity of the imagination, and, of course, the splendor of libraries.

Beloved - A Novel (Paperback, 1st Vintage International ed): Toni Morrison Beloved - A Novel (Paperback, 1st Vintage International ed)
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R296 R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Save R79 (27%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe's new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved""is a towering achievement.

Beloved (Paperback): Toni Morrison Beloved (Paperback)
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R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Discover Toni Morrison's most iconic work in this Pulitzer-prize winning novel that exemplifies her powerful and important place in contemporary American literature. 'An American masterpiece' AS Byatt It is the mid-1800s and as slavery looks to be coming to an end, Sethe is haunted by the violent trauma it wrought on her former enslaved life at Sweet Home, Kentucky. Her dead baby daughter, whose tombstone bears the single word, Beloved, returns as a spectre to punish her mother, but also to elicit her love. Told with heart-stopping clarity, melding horror and beauty, Beloved is Toni Morrison's enduring masterpiece. 'Toni Morrison was a giant of her times and ours..."Beloved," is a heartbreaking testimony to the ongoing ravages of slavery, and should be read by all' Margaret Atwood, New York Times 'The literary titan we must never stop learning from' Metro Winner of the PEN/Saul Bellow award for achievement in American fiction **One of the BBC's 100 Novels That Shaped Our World**

The Source of Self-Regard - Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations (Paperback): Toni Morrison The Source of Self-Regard - Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations (Paperback)
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R298 R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Save R80 (27%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Bluest Eye (Paperback): Toni Morrison The Bluest Eye (Paperback)
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R344 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R146 (42%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for normalcy, for the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to finally fit in.Yet as her dream grows more fervent, her life slowly starts to disintegrate in the face of adversity and strife. A powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity, Toni Morrison's virtuosic first novel asks powerful questions about race, class, and gender with the subtlety and grace that have always characterized her writing.

Beloved (Paperback): Toni Morrison Beloved (Paperback)
Toni Morrison
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R265 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R53 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

INCLUDES A READING GUIDE Terrible, unspeakable things happened to Sethe at Sweet Home, the farm where she lived as a slave for so many years until she escaped to Ohio. Her new life is full of hope but eighteen years later she is still not free. Sethe's new home is not only haunted by the memories of her past but also by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. **One of the BBC's 100 Novels That Shaped Our World**

Goodness and the Literary Imagination - Harvard's 95th Ingersoll Lecture with Essays on Morrison's Moral and... Goodness and the Literary Imagination - Harvard's 95th Ingersoll Lecture with Essays on Morrison's Moral and Religious Vision (Hardcover)
Toni Morrison; Edited by David Carrasco, Stephanie Paulsell, Mara Willard
R582 R478 Discovery Miles 4 780 Save R104 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

What exactly is goodness? Where is it found in the literary imagination? Toni Morrison, one of American letters' greatest voices, pondered these perplexing questions in her celebrated Ingersoll Lecture, delivered at Harvard University in 2012 and published now for the first time. Perhaps because it is overshadowed by the more easily defined evil, goodness often escapes our attention. Recalling many literary examples, from Ahab to Coetzee's Michael K, Morrison seeks the essence of goodness and ponders its significant place in her writing. She considers the concept in relation to unforgettable characters from her own works of fiction and arrives at conclusions that are both eloquent and edifying. In a lively interview conducted for this book, Morrison further elaborates on her lecture's ideas, discussing goodness not only in literature but in society and history-particularly black history, which has responded to centuries of brutality with profound creativity. Morrison's essay is followed by a Series of responses by scholars in the fields of religion, ethics, history, and literature to her thoughts on goodness and evil, mercy and love, racism and self-destruction, Language and liberation, together with close examination of literary and theoretical expressions from her works. Each of these contributions, written by a scholar of religion, considers the legacy of slavery and how it continues to shape our memories, our complicities, our outcries, our lives, our communities, our literature, and our faith. In addition, the Contributors engage the religious orientation in Morrison's novels so that readers who encounter her many memorable characters such as Sula, Beloved, or Frank Money will learn and appreciate how Morrison's notions of goodness and mercy also reflect her understanding of the sacred and the human spirit.

The Bluest Eye (Paperback, REI): Toni Morrison The Bluest Eye (Paperback, REI)
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R215 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R43 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The Bluest Eye chronicles the tragic, torn lives of a poor black family in 1940s Ohio: Pauline, Cholly, Sam and Pecola. Pecola, unlovely and unloved, prays each night for blue eyes like those of her privileged blond white schoolfellows. She becomes the focus of the mingled love and hatred engendered by her family's frailty and the world's cruelty as the novel moves toward a savage but poignant resolution.

Sula (Paperback, Reissue): Toni Morrison Sula (Paperback, Reissue)
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R215 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R43 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

As girls, Nel and Sula shared each other's discoveries and dreams in the poor black mid-West of their childhood. Then Sula ran away to live her dreams and Nel got married. Ten years later Sula returns and no one, least of all Nel, trusts her. Sula is the story of the fear that makes people accept self-pity; the fear that will not countenance escape and that justifies itself through myth and legend. Sula herself is cast as a witch and demon by the people who resent her strength. They attack her with the most pervasive weapon of all, the weapon of language and story. But Sula is a woman of power, a wayward force who challenges the smallness of a world that tries to hold her down.

Home (Paperback): Toni Morrison Home (Paperback)
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R215 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R43 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A stirring exploration of war, race and belonging from the Nobel-prize winning author of Beloved. An angry and self-loathing veteran of the Korean War, Frank Money finds himself back in racist America after enduring trauma on the front lines that left him with more than just physical scars. As Frank revisits the memories from childhood and the war that leave him questioning his shattered sense of self, he unearths the courage he thought he'd lost forever. It is with incantatory power that Morrison's language reveals an apparently defeated man finding his manhood - and, finally, his home. 'No other writer in my lifetime, or perhaps ever, has married so completely an understanding of the structures of power with knowledge of the human heart' Kamila Shamsie, Guardian Winner of the PEN/Saul Bellow award for achievement in American fiction

Beloved - A Novel (Paperback, Reissue): Toni Morrison Beloved - A Novel (Paperback, Reissue)
Toni Morrison
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R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

It is the mid-1800s. At Sweet Home in Kentucky, an era is ending as slavery comes under attack from the abolitionists. The worlds of Halle and Paul D. are to be destroyed in a cataclysm of torment and agony.

The world of Sethe, however, is to turn from one of love to one of violence and death - the death of Sethe's baby daughter Beloved, whose name is the single word on the tombstone, who died at her mother's hands, and who will return to claim retribution.

Song of Solomon - A Novel (Paperback, Reissue): Toni Morrison Song of Solomon - A Novel (Paperback, Reissue)
Toni Morrison
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R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Song of Solomon is a work of outstanding beauty and power, whose story covers the years from the 1930's to the 1960's in America. At its centre is Macon Dead Jr, the son of a wealthy black property owner, who has been brought up to revere the white world. Macon learns about the tyranny of white society from his friend Guitar, though he is more concerned to escape the tyranny of his father. So while Guitar joins a terrorist group of poor blacks, Macon goes home to the South, lured by tales of buried family treasure. His journey leads to the discovery of something more valuable than gold - his past. Yet the truth about his origins and his true self is not fully revealed to Macon until he and Guitar meet once again in powerful, and deadly confrontation.

Song of Solomon (Paperback, 1st Vintage International ed): Toni Morrison Song of Solomon (Paperback, 1st Vintage International ed)
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R336 R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Save R53 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. With this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel Garci a Ma rquez. As she follows Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family's origins, Morrison introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized black world.

Sula (Paperback, 1st Vintage International ed): Toni Morrison Sula (Paperback, 1st Vintage International ed)
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R242 R175 Discovery Miles 1 750 Save R67 (28%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Two girls who grow up to become women. Two friends who become something worse than enemies. In this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison tells the story of Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who meet as children in the small town of Medallion, Ohio. Their devotion is fierce enough to withstand bullies and the burden of a dreadful secret. It endures even after Nel has grown up to be a pillar of the black community and Sula has become a pariah. But their friendship ends in an unforgivable betrayal--or does it end? Terrifying, comic, ribald and tragic, Sula" "is a work that overflows with life.

Desdemona (Paperback): Toni Morrison Desdemona (Paperback)
Toni Morrison
R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The story of Desdemona from Shakespeare's Othello is re-imagined by Nobel Prize laureate Toni Morrison, Malian singer and songwriter Rokia Traore, and acclaimed stage director Peter Sellars. Morrison's response to Othello is an intimate dialogue of words and music between Desdemona and her African nurse Barbary. Morrison gives voice and depth to the female characters, letting them speak and sing in the fullness of their hearts. Desdemona is an extraordinary narrative of words, music and song about Shakespeares doomed heroine, who speaks from the grave about the traumas of race, class, gender, war and the transformative power of love. Toni Morrison transports one of the most iconic, central, and disturbing treatments of race in Western culture into the new realities and potential outcomes facing a rising generation of the 21st century.

God Help the Child (Paperback): Toni Morrison God Help the Child (Paperback)
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R230 R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Save R39 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Toni Morrison's fierce and provocative novel exposes the damage adults wreak on children, and how this echoes through the generations. Sweetness wants to love her child, Bride, but she struggles to love her as a mother should. Bride, now glamorous, grown up, ebony-black and panther-like, wants to love her man, Booker, but she finds herself betrayed by a moment in her past, a moment borne of a desperate burn for the love of her mother. Booker cannot fathom Bride's depths, with his own love-lorn past bending him out of shape. Can they find a way through the damage wrought on their blameless childhood souls, to light and happiness, free from pain? BY THE NOBEL-PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR OF BELOVED 'Haunting. . . Moving. . . Fearless. . . . God Help the Child yet again proves that Toni Morrison is an icon' Bustle Winner of the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction

Effective Staff Training in Social Care - From Theory to Practice (Hardcover): Jan Horwath, Tony Morrison Effective Staff Training in Social Care - From Theory to Practice (Hardcover)
Jan Horwath, Tony Morrison
R4,007 Discovery Miles 40 070 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"Effective Staff Training in Social Care" provides a theoretical framework for training and professional development, focusing on group learning in a social care context. It tackles the tensions and dilemmas of those engaged in training amidst a climate of change and a mixed economy of welfare and examines how these influence both the trainer and the learner.

Effective Staff Training in Social Care - From Theory to Practice (Paperback): Jan Horwath, Tony Morrison Effective Staff Training in Social Care - From Theory to Practice (Paperback)
Jan Horwath, Tony Morrison
R988 Discovery Miles 9 880 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"Effective Staff Training in Social Care" provides a theoretical framework for training and professional development, focusing on group learning in a social care context. It tackles the tensions and dilemmas of those engaged in training amidst a climate of change and a mixed economy of welfare and examines how these influence both the trainer and the learner.

Making the Most of Supervision in Health and Social Care - A Self-development Manual for Supervisees (Spiral bound): Jacky... Making the Most of Supervision in Health and Social Care - A Self-development Manual for Supervisees (Spiral bound)
Jacky Knapman, Tony Morrison
R510 Discovery Miles 5 100 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This handbook is designed to help supervisees understand the process of clinical supervision sessions. The text ensures that supervisees are as prepared for and informed about supervision as their supervisors, and stresses the importance of a partnership approach. Making the Most of Supervision presents ideas and information from a different perspective to most other titles on supervision, is an ideal complement to Pavilion's bestselling Staff Supervision in Social Care and is to be used in conjunction with Strength to Strength.

Sexual Offending Against Children - Assessment and Treatment of Male Abusers (Hardcover): Richard Beckett, Marcus Erooga, Tony... Sexual Offending Against Children - Assessment and Treatment of Male Abusers (Hardcover)
Richard Beckett, Marcus Erooga, Tony Morrison
R3,997 Discovery Miles 39 970 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Written by a multi-disciplinary group of leading practitioners, Sexual Offending Against Children provides an account of the practice, policy and management issues involved in the assessment and treatment of adult and adolescent sexual offenders against children. Written for practitioners from all disciplines concerned with this area of work, it is underpinned by a strong theoretical base, giving a practical and detailed description of the management of sexual offenders, as well as the potential impact on service providers.

Toni Morrison Box Set: The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon, Beloved (Paperback): Toni Morrison Toni Morrison Box Set: The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon, Beloved (Paperback)
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R981 R782 Discovery Miles 7 820 Save R199 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
James Baldwin: Collected Essays - Notes of a Native Son / Nobody Knows My Name / The Fire Next Time / No Name in the Street /... James Baldwin: Collected Essays - Notes of a Native Son / Nobody Knows My Name / The Fire Next Time / No Name in the Street / The Devil Finds Work (LOA#98) (Hardcover, New)
James Baldwin; Edited by Toni Morrison 1
R764 R611 Discovery Miles 6 110 Save R153 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

James Baldwin was a uniquely prophetic voice in American letters. His brilliant and provocative essays made him the literary voice of the Civil Rights Era, and they continue to speak with powerful urgency to us today, whether in the swirling debate over the Black Lives Matter movement or in the words of Raoul Peck's documentary "I Am Not Your Negro." Edited by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, the Library of America's Collected Essays is the most comprehensive gathering of Baldwin's nonfiction ever published. With burning passion and jabbing, epigrammatic wit, Baldwin fearlessly articulated issues of race and democracy and American identity in such famous essays as "The Harlem Ghetto," "Everybody's Protest Novel," "Many Thousands Gone," and "Stranger in the Village." Here are the complete texts of his early landmark collections, Notes of a Native Son (1955) and Nobody Knows My Name (1961), which established him as an essential intellectual voice of his time, fusing in unique fashion the personal, the literary, and the political. "One writes," he stated, "out of one thing only--one's own experience. Everything depends on how relentlessly one forces from this experience the last drop, sweet or bitter, it can possibly give." With singular eloquence and unblinking sharpness of observation he lived up to his credo: "I want to be an honest man and a good writer." The classic The Fire Next Time (1963), perhaps the most influential of his writings, is his most penetrating analysis of America's racial divide and an impassioned call to "end the racial nightmare...and change the history of the world." The later volumes No Name in the Street (1972) and The Devil Finds Work (1976) chart his continuing response to the social and political turbulence of his era and include his remarkable works of film criticism. A further 36 essays--nine of them previously uncollected--include some of Baldwin's earliest published writings, as well as revealing later insights into the language of Shakespeare, the poetry of Langston Hughes, and the music of Earl Hines. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation's literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America's best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

God Help the Child (Paperback): Toni Morrison God Help the Child (Paperback)
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The Source of Self-Regard - Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations (Hardcover): Toni Morrison The Source of Self-Regard - Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations (Hardcover)
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R635 R440 Discovery Miles 4 400 Save R195 (31%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
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