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A Study on the Writing Strategies of Ethnic History in Toni Morrison's Novels

Since entering the literary world in the early 1960s, Toni Morrison, a black woman writer who has been writing tirelessly for decades, is undoubtedly one of the outstanding minority writers. She uses imaginative and poetic language, as well as highly experimental writing techniques, to depict the lives of black Americans, especially black women, and organically combines the representation of black culture with the construction of black racial subjectivity in her creations. These conscious creative practices have made an undeniable contribution to her own and her ethnic group's struggle for social status and discourse power, as well as to the construction of subjectivity. At the same time, her cognition of her ethnic minority identity and female identity is also reflected in the fictional text through various writing techniques. For these reasons, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. She was the eighth woman to receive this honour since the Nobel Prize in Literature was established in 1901, and the first black American writer of the ten winners. Through close reading and literature review, this paper uses feminist narratology, metafiction and spatial research theories to study the strategies and effects of writing ethnic history in Toni Morrison's novels, in order to explore the motivation of minority women's writing and to predict the new direction of minority women's writing.

Toni Morrison, Ethnic Minorities, Historical Writing, Metafiction

APA Style

Jingxuan, Y. (2023). A Study on the Writing Strategies of Ethnic History in Toni Morrison's Novels. Humanities and Social Sciences, 11(6), 240-244. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.hss.20231106.18

ACS Style

Jingxuan, Y. A Study on the Writing Strategies of Ethnic History in Toni Morrison's Novels. Humanit. Soc. Sci. 2023, 11(6), 240-244. doi: 10.11648/j.hss.20231106.18

AMA Style

Jingxuan Y. A Study on the Writing Strategies of Ethnic History in Toni Morrison's Novels. Humanit Soc Sci. 2023;11(6):240-244. doi: 10.11648/j.hss.20231106.18

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