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Toni Cade Bambara
(1939-1995) born on
Mar 25
US writer. She wrote "Gorilla, My Love," 1972.
         
   
F
[W]e have not been scuffling in this waste-howling wildness for the right to be stupid.

R
When you dream, you dialogue with aspects of yourself that normally are not with you in the daytime and you discover that you know a great deal more than you thought you did.
A
The dream is real, my friends. The failure to realize it is the only reality.
N
[W]riting is a legitimate way, an important way, to participate in the empowerment of the community that names me.
K
Our lives preserved. How it was; and how it be. Passing it along in the relay. That is what I work to do: to produce stories that save our lives.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Salt Eaters," 1980.
R: In "Sturdy Black Bridges," 1979.
A: "The Salt Eaters," 1980.
N: "Salvation is the Issue," in "Black Women Writers," ed. Evans, 1984.
K: "Salvation is the Issue," in "Black Women Writers," ed. Evans, 1984.
   


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