Publisher Alfred A Knopf says Morrison died Monday night at Montefiore Medical Center in New York.
Reading, to Ben Okri, leads to imagination and thought, most importantly clarity of thought, bringing about a gradual understanding of the many-fingered problems that plague us.
Chinua Achebe deserved a Nobel. But many critics bristled at his fierce critique of Western imperialism and racism and he never won that prize. Yet Achebe's work is much richer than a response to the Heart of Darkness.