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Nobel Prize winning author Toni Morrison dies aged 88

Toni Morrison was the first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize for literature.

Toni Morrison was not only the first African American woman to win a Nobel Prize for literature but she also won the Pulitzer Prize and became the first black female editor of Random House. Her work mostly focused on slavery, the experiences of the black community and racial prejudice. Also: twenty seven years after the civil war ended, Mozambique has officially signed a peace deal, and thousands of tardigrades may have been scattered on the moon- but what are they?

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