Toni Morrison, the first black woman to win the Nobel Prize for literature, has died at the age of 88, according to her family.

The US author, who was a seminal voice in African American literature, died on Monday night at Montefiore Medical Center in New York, her family said in a statement.

Al Jazeera's Rosiland Jordan looks back at the author's life and work.

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