The Novels of Toni Morrison
Critical Perspectives

Edited by Kusha Tiwari


This critical anthology focuses on Toni Morrison's fiction covering novels from The Bluest Eye to God Help the Child. The structure of the anthology follows a chronological order starting with an overall assessment of Morrison's fiction and its place in the African American literary canon followed by critical evaluation of her individual novels. The essays problematize the connections between history,identity, gender, race, color and community as explored by Morrison in her novels. They make for an exhaustive study of thematic and stylistic complexities of Morrison's fiction that chronicle her continuing engagements with the reality of Afro-American experiences. Besides their distinct theoretical and critical emphasis, the contributions to this volume effectively demonstrate how Morrison not only offers new visions of shifting engagements with the African American history of slavery in the present times but also her proficiency to engage her readers in a discourse by exploring a 'counter-memory' of the past in black history.

Kusha Tiwari is an Assistant Professor in Shyam Lal College, University of Delhi. She has done her Ph.D from Jamia Millia Islamia on "A Study of Nadine Gordimer's Postapartheid Fiction". She has published research papers in journals and books including those from Taylor & Francis, SAGE, IUP, The Book Review and Pencraft International. She has also been the organizing convenor of a major National Conference on "Gender and Popular Culture: Representations and Embodiment" organized by Women Development Cell, Shyam Lal College, University of Delhi and sponsored and funded by ICSSR, UGC and Ministry of Women and Child Development. She has been Visiting faculty at XAMK, Kouvela and TUAS, TURKU, Finland in September 2017 as part of an ongoing International Faculty/ Student Exchange Project with Turku University of Applied Sciences from Finland, funded by CIMO, Finland. Her research interests are Gender Studies, Culture Studies and Communication Practices.


Kusha Tiwari, Wendy Harding, Jacky Martin, Nancy Ali, Marilyn Seymour, Linda Krumholz, Carl Malmgren, Tapan Basu, Manila, Mary Paniccia Carden, Tessa Roynon, Mar Gallego Duran, Sathyaraj Venkatesan, Gurumurthy Neelakantan, Sukrita Paul Kumar
ISBN 978-93-82178-21-7             2018      256 pages      Rs. 800 (hb)