God Help the Child by Toni Morrison

god help

In her eleventh novel, God Help The Child, the Nobel Prize-winning author of Beloved and Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison, explores the harsher side of motherly love. This taut and frank novel focuses on Sweetness, a light-skinned woman who treats her daughter coldly, justifying it as tough love to prepare her for the pain of a world acutely aware of her color. Sweetness has her own lessons to learn and Morrison shows how she eventually understands that “what you do to children matters. And they might never forget.”





April 30, 2015| 7:00 PM| Politics & Prose|5015 Connecticut Ave. NW D.C.


Tell Us What You Think

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s