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Toni Cade Bambara
(1939-1995) born on
Mar 25
US writer. She wrote "Gorilla, My Love," 1972.
Old folks are the nation.

Writing, like dreams, confronts, pushes you up against the evasions, self-deceptions, investments in opinions and interpretations, the clutter that blinds, that disguises that underlying, all-encompassing design. . .
And what is religion, you might ask. It's a technology of living.
The story is a piece of work. The novel is a way of life.
I tend to agree that celibacy for a time is worth considering, for sex is dirty if all it means is winning a man, conquering a woman, beating someone out of something, abusing each other's dignity in order to prove that I am a man, I am a woman.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
R: "Salvation is the Issue," in "Black Women Writers," ed. Evans, 1984.
N: "The Writer on Her Work," 1980.

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