She is one of our greatest writers. I remember reading her book Song of Solomon when I was very young. I identified with the main character Milkman Dead for some reason. I don't remember why, guess I'd have to reread the book it's been so long. However I do remember one thing and that was it made me question the impossible and ask why?
The Bluest Eye is hidden somewhere on my bookshelf. I need to dig it up and reread it as a tribute to this great author. I'm seeing a lot of tributes to her on my Facebook feed. Good to know that good literary writing is still appreciated.
I hope in death a new generation of readers will discover her because she was truly unique and ahead of her time even though many of her books took us back in time.