Black and African-American Quotes

In so many earlier books by African-American writers, particularly the men, I felt that they were not writing to me. But what interested me was the African-American experience throughout whichever time I spoke of. It was always about African-American culture and people — good, bad, indifferent, whatever — but that was, for me, the universe.

Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison on not connecting to the writings of earlier African-American authors

Source: NY Times, 2015