Ideas for Group Discussions
Ashe, Bertram D. From Within the Frame: Storytelling in African-American Fiction. New York: Routledge, 2002. Inclusive study of narrative techniques in African American fiction, with an entire chapter devoted to Bambara’s short story “My Man Bovanne” as an example of the liberation of the African American story from its traditional narrative framework.
Benjamin, Shanna Greene. Review of Those Bones Are Not My Child, by Toni Cade Bambara. African American Review 35, no. 2 (Summer, 2001): 338. Balanced review of Bambara’s final novel, noting both its strengths and its weaknesses.
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