Aug 7, 20191 min readIn MemoriamUpdated: Dec 6, 2019Toni Morrison needed not be a Pulitzer Prize winner or Nobel Laureate for validation as an author or former editor at a "major." But she reintroduced the world to the Afro American literary tradition because she was. "I'm glad she got her flowers while she was alive," my cousin said, responding to my text on Morrison's death.Me, too.She was 88.Danae Woods is an American author of contemporary fiction. "A Room for Dogs," to be released in 2020, is her debut novel. Follow her on goodreads.com/everyfebruary and blackplanet.com/everyfebruary.