I really think the range of emotions and perceptions I have had access to as a black person and as a female person are greater than those of people who are neither… So it seems to me that my world did not shrink because I was a black female writer. It just got bigger.
– Toni Morrison
(b. 1931) American author, editor, critic and professor. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988 for her novel Beloved and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993.