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Beloved

Toni Morrison

“How little I knew about race politics and the story of slavery.”

Maeve McElligott , The Tenters


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Beloved is a 1987 novel by the American writer Toni Morrison. Set after the American Civil War (1861–65), it is inspired by the life of Margaret Garner, an African American who escaped slavery in Kentucky in late January 1856 by crossing the Ohio River to Ohio, a free state.

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