Toni Cade Bambara


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  • ''... in a capitalist society a man is expected to be an aggressive, uncompromising, factual, lusty, intelligent provider of goods, and the woman, a retiring, gracious, emotional, intuitive, attractive consumer of goods.''
    Toni Cade (b. 1939), African American author and political activist. The Black Woman, ch. 15 (1970). Excerpted from "The Scattered Sopranoes," an autobiographical essay delivered as a lecture to the Livingston College Black Woman's Seminar in December 1969. Cade would become well known for her fiction, written under the name Toni Cade Bambara.
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  • ''Revolution begins with the self, in the self.... We'd better take the time to fashion revolutionary selves, revolutionary lives, revolutionary relationships. Mouth don't win the war.''
    Toni Cade (b. 1939), African American author and political activist. The Black Woman, ch. 15 (1970). Excerpted from "The Scattered Sopranoes," an autobiographical essay delivered as a lecture to the Livingston College Black Woman's Seminar in December 1969. Cade was speaking of the African American militant movement. She would become well known as a fiction writer, under the name Toni Cade Bambara.

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