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Those Bones are Not My Child

by Toni Cade Bambara

Those Bones are Not My Child Synopsis

In the early 1980s more than forty black children were murdered in Atlanta, their bodies found strangled, beaten and sexually assaulted. Toni Cade Bambara spent 12 years researching those events and the result is a novel of profound scope and impact. It focuses on a single black family whose son goes missing just as the abductions being to be reported. As the distraught parents search frantically for their child, the full spectrum of Atlanta's political, social and cultural life is revealed, illuminating the complex issues of race and class bedevilling the city.

Those Bones are Not My Child Press Reviews

'Puts the reader at the heart of the horror that came to be called the Atlanta child murders' Toni Morrison 'Bambara gives us an indelible, intimate and moving portrait of an American family while at the same time producing a landmark work' Publishers' Weekly 'Toni Cade Bambara's writing is so great it lifts you off the ground' New Statesman

Book Information

ISBN: 9780704346550
Publication date: 1st January 2002
Author: Toni Cade Bambara
Publisher: The Women's Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 676 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Toni Cade Bambara

Toni Cade Bambara wrote 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. She died in 1995.

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