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Deep Sightings & Rescue Missions: Fiction, Essays, and Conversations

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Publisher Comments:

Edited and with a Preface by Toni Morrison, this posthumous collection of short stories, essays, and interviews offers lasting evidence of Bambara's passion, lyricism, and tough critical intelligence. Included are tales of mothers and daughters, rebels and seeresses, community activists and aging gangbangers, as well as essays on film and literature, politics and race, and on the difficulties and necessities of forging an identity as an artist, activist, and black woman. It is a treasure trove not only for those familiar with Bambara's work, but for a new generation of readers who will recognize her contribution to contemporary American letters.

Synopsis:

Here are stories of mothers and daughters, rebels and seeresses, community activists and aging gang-bangers. Here are reflections on film and literature, politics and race, and on the difficulties and necessity of forging an identity as an artist, activist, and black woman.

About the Author

On December 9, 1995, Toni Cade Bambara died of cancer at the age of 56. In its obituary of her, The New York Times called Bambara, "a major contributor to the emerging genre of black women's literature."

Table of Contents

Going critical — Madame Bai and the taking of Stone Mountain — Baby's breath — The war of the wall — Ice — Luther on sweet Auburn — Reading the signs, empowering the eye — Language and the writer — Deep sight and rescue missions — School daze — How she came by her name — The education of a storyteller.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679774075
Editor:
Morrison, Toni
Author:
Morrison, Toni
Author:
Bambara, Toni Cade
Author:
Toni Cade Bambara
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
American - African American & Black
Subject:
American fiction
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
African Americans in literature
Subject:
African American women in literature
Subject:
American - African American
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
196
Publication Date:
19990131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 in 0.7 lb

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