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.
An eBook short.
About the Author
Toni Cade Bambara is the author of two short story collections, Gorilla, My Love and The Sea Birds Are Still Alive; a novel, The Salt Eaters; and a collection of fiction, essays, and conversations, Deep Sightings and Rescue Missions. Her writings continue to appear in literature anthologies around the world. A noted documentary filmmaker and screenwriter, Bambara’s film work includes the documentaries The Bombing of Osage Avenue and W. E. B. Du Bois: A Biography in Four Voices. She died in 1995.