BABEL: Toni Morrison

Announcement Date : Thursday, November 9, 2017Categories: Official JB Events

Toni Morrison - BABEL - Just Buffalo Literary Center - Buffalo, NY

Kleinhans Symphony Hall
3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201
Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Patron VIP Reception: 7:00 p.m.

About the Author
On November 9, 2017, we will honor a momentous day in Buffalo’s history—exactly 50 years to the day—after Dr. Martin Luther King spoke here at Kleinhans Music Hall on “The Future of Integration.” We will welcome to this very stage, Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison. BABEL audiences will return to Morrison’s novel, Beloved—her masterpiece ghost story about how the specter of slavery haunts us.

Buffalo is now in the midst of a rebirth that some would say is bringing this rust belt city back from the ashes. And yet, as one of the most segregated cities in America, we still have a long road ahead. Let’s grapple with that.

Fifty years ago, Dr. King dared to imagine a future free of segregation. Now, let us come together to be inspired by Toni Morrison’s wisdom as we imagine the next fifty years.

(Photograph of Toni Morrison courtesy Timothy Greenfield-Sanders)

About the Book
Toni Morrison - Beloved - BABEL - Just Buffalo Literary Center - Buffalo, NY
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.

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Discussion Questions
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