Aug 7, 2019-- "What does home mean and where do we anchor our belonging in a world of violent alienation and alienating violence? I use "alien" here both in the proper etymological sense rooted in the Latin alienus, "belonging to another," and in the astrophysical sense of "from another planet," "not human," for the combined effect of a dehumanizing assault on belonging for those treated and mistreated as alien to a country or a community. That, and some hint of the remedy for it, is what Toni Morrison (February 18, 1931 -- August 5, 2019) -- one of the titanic thinkers and writers of our time, and the first black woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature -- returns to again and again..." (5482 reads)
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