Toni Cade Bambara is the author of two short story collections, Gorilla My Loveand 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 have been translated into several languages. She died in 1995.
Ms. Bambara grabs you by the throat...she dazzles, she charms. --Chicago Daily News
Among the best portraits of black life to have appeared in some time. -- Saturday Review Bambara presents situations that build like improvisations on a melody....As drawn with spirit and subtlety. [Her characters] are-even in their defeats-a pleasure to watch. -- Newsweek