The story of the storm went like this: it was so cold that the neighborhood families burned anything they could to stay warm. The mayor arranged an emergency school bus to get the kids to school. But only the children worried about how the dogs were holding up.
“Ice” exhibits the commitment to storytelling and the intersection between fiction and politics that made Toni Cade Bambara one of the most important voices of her generation, and an advocate of recognition for African American women writers. A selection from Deep Sightings and Rescue Missions, a posthumous collection of Bambara’s uncollected writings, included here with a loving preface by Toni Morrison—a discussion of her relationship with Bambara and the unprecedented “heart cling” of her fiction.
Toni Cade Bambara is the author of two short-story collections, Gorilla My Love and Seabirds Are Still Alive, and a novel, The Salt Eaters. She has also edited The Black Woman and Tales and Short Stories for Black Folks. Her works have appeared in various periodicals and… More about Toni Cade Bambara
Praise for Toni Cade Bambara and Deep Sightings and Rescue Missions
“Bambara’s passion and concern for her people permeates Deep Sightings and Rescue Missions . . . So strongly does the book convey Bambara’s fiercely loving spirit that even those just making her acquaintance will feel the pain of her loss.” —Miami Herald
“Ms. Bambara grabs you by the throat. . . . she dazzles, she charms.” —Chicago Daily News
“A major contributor . . . to black women’s literature.” —The New York Times