Those Bones Are Not My Child Summary
Those Bones Are Not My Child illustrates Bambara's attempt to tell her community's story. Locating the novel in the historical moment of the Atlanta child murders, Bambara examines its black community, voicing the stories overlooked by the journalists and authorities at the rime. As Bambara states in the aforementioned interview, "We've gotten the media story, or the media version, the police version, but we've yet to get the domestic version or the community story." Although its focus is the abductions and murders of forty children, it presents a larger picture; perhaps most importantly, the novel seeks to redefine the African American community.
This is a community desperately in need of healing. Steeped with racial tension, Atlanta is divided between parents and policy-makers, the community-run STOP organization and the government-appointed Task Force, activism and indifference. Ostensibly, the community has only itself when all other avenues fail to assist, or even...
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Toni Cade Bambara Biographies (6)
2,114 words, approx. 8 pages
Toni Cade Bambara (1939-1995), who initially gained recognition as a short story writer, has branched out into other genres and media in the course of her career, yet she continues to focus on issues ...
2,615 words, approx. 9 pages
Toni Cade Bambara was a well-known and respected civil rights activist, a professor of English and of African-American studies, the editor of anthologies of black literature, and the author of short s...
7,025 words, approx. 24 pages
In many ways Toni Cade Bambara is one of the best representatives of the group of Afro-American writers who, during the 1960s, became directly involved in the cultural and sociopolitical activities in...
4,923 words, approx. 17 pages
During the twenty-five years of her career as an artist and civil-rights activist, Toni Cade Bambara became known for her enormously diverse talents and her adherence to the egalitarian principles tha...
6,789 words, approx. 23 pages
Biography EssayToni Cade Bambara dedicated her life and her art to realizing positive change and healing in the black community. As writer, filrnmaker, educator, and political organizer, she celebrate...
7,901 words, approx. 27 pages
Toni Cade Bambara is a well known and respected activist, professor of English and African American studies, editor of anthologies of Black literature, and author of short stories and a novel. "All wr...