Linda Janet Holmes is a writer, independent scholar, and activist. She is also co-author of Listen To Me Good: The Life Story of an Alabama Midwife. Cheryl A. Wall is Professor of English at Rutgers University, and the author of Worrying the Line: Black Women Writers, Lineage, and Literary Tradition, and Women of the Harlem Renaissance. She is the editor of The Writings of Zora Neale Hurston (2 volumes) and Changing Our Own Words: Criticism, Theory, and Writing by Black Women.
Savoring the Salt: The Legacy of Toni Cade Bambara Edited by Linda J. Holmes and Cheryl A. Wall With a Foreword by Pearl Cleage July 2006 Annotation: * means previously published Savoring the Salt: The Legacy of Toni Cade Bambara Table of Contents Foreword Pearl Cleage Linda J. Holmes and Cheryl A. Wall Introduction Linda J. Holmes "Poised for the Light" Cheryl A. Wall "Toni's Obligato: Bambara and the African American Literary Tradition" Part I - Writing From Laughter, Writing From Rage Toni Cade Bambara "A Sort of Preface" from Gorilla, My Love* Salamishah Tillett "'Straight-Up Fiction': Sittin' Down with Gorilla, My Love" Kalamu ya Salaam "Searching for the Mother Tongue" * Eleanor Traylor "The Language of Soul in Toni Cade Bambara's Re/Conceived Academy" Anne Wicke Bambara in Translation Valerie Boyd "'She was just outrageously brilliant': Toni Morrison remembers Toni Cade Bambara"* Nikky Finney "The Making of Paper"* Part II - "Making Revolution Irresistible" Toni Cade Bambara From The Vietnam Notebooks Jayne Cortez "Toni. . . she was who she was" Amiri Baraka "Make the Revolution!"* Beverly Guy-Sheftall Black Feminist Foremother * Paula J. Giddings "At the edge of the world" Farah Jasmine Griffin "How do you measure a revolution?" Kristin Hunter Lattany "Drive This Thing" Part III - Teaching Usable Truths Toni Cade Bambara From "The Children Who Got Cheated"* Audre Lorde "Dear Toni" [poem] * Nikki Giovanni "We Drove Together" Linda J. Holmes "Lessons in Boldness 101" Jan Carew "A Timeless Truthteller" Pepsi Charles "T.C.B. -- Taking Care of Business" Rudolph Byrd "The Feeling of Transport" Abena Busia "Teaching Toni Cade Bambara Teaching" Ruby Dee Poem* Part IV - Guerrilla Filmmaking Toni Cade Bambara "Why Black Cinema?"* Aishah Shadidah Simmons "Asserting My In(ter)dependence: The Evolution of No!" Frances Negron-Mutaner "Things That Toni Taught Me": A Filmmaker Reflects Part V - "Having to be whole to see whole" Toni Cade Bambara From Those Bones Are Not My Child* Bettina Aptheker Toni Cade Bambara: A Political Life of the Spirit Avery Gordon "something more powerful than skepticism"* Sonia Sanchez "Remembering and Honoring Toni Cade Bambara" [Poem]*