‘Love is or it ain’t. Thin love ain’t love at all.’ Love and belonging in Toni Morrison’s Beloved

Image from 1998 Jonathan Demme adaptation of Beloved, starring Oprah Winfrey as Sethe How can you love something that doesn’t belong to you? This is the question at the heart of Toni Morrison’s haunting 1987 novel. Set in Cincinnati after The Civil War and the Emancipation Act, the book unravels the story of Sethe, a … Continue reading ‘Love is or it ain’t. Thin love ain’t love at all.’ Love and belonging in Toni Morrison’s Beloved