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Deep Sightings and Rescue Missions: Fiction, Essays and Conversations

Deep Sightings and Rescue Missions: Fiction, Essays and Conversations

by Toni Cade Bambara

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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.

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ISBN-13: 9780679774075
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/26/1999
Edition description: 1 VINTAGE
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 583,571
Product dimensions: 5.52(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.55(d)

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

Preface by Toni Morrison
Going Critical
Madame Bai and the Taking of Stone Mountain
Baby’s Breath
The War of the Wall
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

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