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Bambara, Toni Cade

Works: 95 works in 355 publications in 4 languages and 13,240 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Short stories  Documentary films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Author of screenplay, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3552.A473, 813.54
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The salt eaters by Toni Cade Bambara( Book )

39 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and French and held by 1,659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Story of a community of black people searching for the healing properties of salt, who witness an event that will change their lives forever. Some of them are centered, some are off-balance; some are frightened, and some are daring."--Page 4 of cover
Gorilla, my love by Toni Cade Bambara( Book )

43 editions published between 1972 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen short stories record the author's ideas about the challenge and complexity of contemporary life
Those bones are not my child by Toni Cade Bambara( Book )

28 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Atlanta, a black woman searches for her missing son with help from volunteers of the city's committee to stop child murders. Suspected is a Ku Klux Klan porn ring. A look at the lot of the black working class in urban America
The Black woman : an anthology by Toni Cade Bambara( Book )

29 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in English and held by 1,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents stories, poems, and essays by Black women discussing topics such as politics, racism in education, the Black man, sex, the Pill, and child-raising in the ghetto
The seabirds are still alive : collected stories by Toni Cade Bambara( Book )

30 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deep sightings and rescue missions : fiction, essays, and conversations by Toni Cade Bambara( Book )

25 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On December 9, 1995, Toni Cade Bambara died at the age of fifty-six, a profound loss to American culture. In its obituary the New York Times called her "a major contributor to the emerging genre of black women's literature, along with the writers Toni Morrison and Alice Walker." The author of many acclaimed works of fiction and nonfiction, among them three pioneering and timeless volumes: Gorilla, My Love and The Seabirds Are Still Alive, both collections of stories, and The Salt Eaters, a novel, Bambara had not published a new book in the fourteen years prior to her death. She developed during that time a keen interest in film - as a scriptwriter, filmmaker, critic, and teacher - and collaborated on several television documentaries, including The Bombing of Osage Avenue, about the police assault on the MOVE headquarters in Philadelphia, and on the W.E.B. Du Bois Film Project. Bambara also helped to launch the careers of many other black women filmmakers. Deep Sightings and Rescue Missions is a brilliant distillation of Bambara's original sensibility and a confirmation of her status as one of America's great post-World War II writers. Here is a rich selection of her writings, many of which have never before appeared in print: stories ("Madame Bai and the Taking of Stone Mountain," "Ice," "Luther on Sweet Auburn"), essays ("Language and the Writer," "The Education of a Storyteller), film criticism ("School Daze"), and a revealing interview
W.E.B. Du Bois : a biography in four voices( Visual )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four prominent African-American writers each narrate a period in the life of the sociologist and author W.E.B. Du Bois, and describe his impact on their work. They chronicle Du Bois' role as a founder of the NAACP, organizer of the first Pan-African Congress, editor of Crisis, a journal of the black cultural renaissance, and author of a series of landmark sociological studies. Anathematized during the McCarthy years, Du Bois immigrated to Ghana, the first independent African state, where he died
Tales and stories for black folks by Toni Cade Bambara( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raymond's run by Toni Cade Bambara( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story about Squeaky, the fastest thing on two feet, and her brother Raymond
M.C. Higgins, the great : with, Connections by Virginia Hamilton( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a slag heap, the result of strip mining, creeps closer to his house in the Ohio hills, fifteen-year-old M.C. is torn between trying to get his family away and fighting for the home they love
Midnight ramble : Oscar Micheaux and the story of race movies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary recounting the history of the independent film industry that produced nearly 500 movies for African-American audiences between 1910 and the 1940s. The success of Birth of a nation in 1915 helped inspire the formation of more than 30 "race" movie companies that sought to counteract the loathsome stereotypes shown in that film. By the 1920s, these companies were producing films that gave a more dignified view of African-American life. This video is centered around the career of Oscar Micheaux, the foremost of these early filmmakers
Brincando el Charco : portrait of a Puerto Rican by Frances Negrón-Mutaner( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brincando el charco contemplates the notion of "identity" through the experiences of a Puerto Rican woman living in New York. In a mix of fiction, archival footage, processed interviews and soap opera drama, this film tells the story of Claudia Marin, a middle-class, light-skinned Puerto Rican, lesbian, photographer/videographer who is attempting to construct a sense of community in the U.S
The bombing of Osage Avenue( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the military-style eviction of the Philadelphia-based project M.O.V.E., which turned an American neighborhood into a war zone
Southern Black utterances today( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toni Cade Bambara reads "The organizer's wife." by Toni Cade Bambara( Recording )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following introductory comments about the author's life and work, Toni Cade Bambara reads her short story about Atlanta's Black community and an activist's political and social concerns
Short stories for students. presenting analysis, context, and criticism on commonly studied short stories( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains articles that provide information on fourteen short stories for students, each with an introduction to the story and its author, a plot summary, descriptions of important characters, analysis of main themes, an explanation of literary techniques and movements, and historical and critical essays
My man Bovanne( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama about two middle aged blacks who were invited to a political fundraiser to represent the "roots" of the community and to do the unglamorous chores. They decide instead not to "act their age" but to enjoy themselves
Les goélands n'en sont pas morts by Toni Cade Bambara( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daughters of the dust : the making of an African American woman's film by Julie Dash( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoires van filmmaakster. Haar film handelt over een Gullaz gezin op Sea Island, vlakbij de kust van South Carolina voordat ze naar het vasteland vertrekken omstreeks 1900
Conversations with Toni Cade Bambara by Toni Cade Bambara( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book reveals an artist and activist whose work deftly negotiates boundaries of feminism, nationalism, and film. The intimacy of these collaborations or conversations between Bambara (1939-1995) and her interviewers provide an excellent and necessary resource for those interested in scholarly approaches to her fiction."--
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The salt eaters
Alternative Names
Bambara, Toni C. 1939-1995

Cade Bambara, Toni 1939-1995

Cade, Toni.

Cade, Toni 1939-1995

Toni Cade Bambara Amerikaans dichteres (1939-1995)

Toni Cade Bambara amerikansk poet

Toni Cade Bambara author, activist, professor

Toni Cade Bambara scrittrice e docente statunitense

Toni Cade Bambara US-amerikanische Autorin und Hochschullehrerin

טוני קייד במברה

밤바라, 토니 케이드 1939-1995

뱀버라, 토니 케이드 1939-1995

English (267)

French (15)

German (1)

Italian (1)

Gorilla, my loveThose bones are not my childThe Black woman : an anthologyThe seabirds are still alive : collected storiesDeep sightings and rescue missions : fiction, essays, and conversationsShort stories for students. presenting analysis, context, and criticism on commonly studied short storiesDaughters of the dust : the making of an African American woman's film