The highly acclaimed and regarded Toni Morrison reflects on the "themes that preoccupy her work and increasingly dominate national and world politics: race, fear, borders, the mass movement of peoples, and the desire for belonging." Using her Norton Lectures, Toni delves into questions like, "What is race and why does it matter? What motivates the human tendency to construct Others? Why does the presence of Others make us so afraid?" In her search for answers, the novelist uses history, politics, and literature. With a foreword by National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Origin of Others is a must read.