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An Intimate Discussion of "The Bluest Eye"

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Auburn Avenue Research Library

101 Auburn Avenue Northeast

Atlanta, GA 30303

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An intimate discussion of "The Bluest Eye" moderated by Toni Morrison scholar and English professor, Dr. Carol Denard.

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The Howard University Alumni Club of Atlanta and the Toni Morrison Society will present a community discussion on The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison's first novel, a book heralded for its richness of language and boldness of vision.

Marking the upcoming 50th anniversary of the publication of Toni Morrison’s inaugural novel, and in recognition of her passing, this community dialogue, facilitated by the founder and board chair of Toni Morrison Society Dr. Carolyn Denard, will explore and celebrate this iconic work of literary fiction.

The mission of the Toni Morrison Society is to initiate, sponsor, and encourage critical dialogue, scholarly publications, and projects devoted to the study of the works of Toni Morrison.

More information can be found here: https://www.tonimorrisonsociety.org/

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The novel, which takes place in Lorain, Ohio, tells the life of a young African-American girl named Pecola who grows up during the years following the Great Depression. Set in 1941, the story reveals that due to her mannerisms and dark skin, she is consistently regarded as "ugly". As a result, she develops an inferiority complex, which fuels her desire for the blue eyes she equates with "whiteness."

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