From Toni Morrison�s �Thoughts on the African-American Novel� by 47Oamd7h

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									From Toni Morrison’s “Thoughts on the African-American Novel”
p. 28 Am-lit textbook

Questions to be answered following the reading --- WRITE THE ANSWERS
TO THESE QUESTIONS IN YOUR NOTEBOOK!

   1. According to Morrison, what event and what class of people caused
      the birth of the novel as a literary form?

   2. In Morrison’s view, what lessons did the novel of manners teach?

   3. What reasons does Morrison give for explaining how African American
      culture developed a need for the novel?

   4. What specific qualities does Morrison say an African American novel
      should contain?

   5. What does Morrison find disappointing in criticism of her work?

   6. Morrison says that a novel should present problems but needn’t solve
      them. Do you agree or disagree? Why?

								
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