Playin With Punjab by Toni Cade Bambara

Playin With Punjab - Toni Cade Bambara

In Playin With Punjab by Toni Cade Bambara we have the theme of power, fear, struggle, equality, responsibility and sacrifice. Taken from her Gorilla, My Love collection the story is narrated in the first person by a young black girl called Violet and from the beginning of the story it becomes clear to the reader that Bambara may be exploring […]

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Happy Birthday by Toni Cade Bambara

Happy birthday - Toni Cade Bambara

In Happy Birthday by Toni Cade Bambara we have the theme of connection, control, desperation, identity, honesty, aspirations and recognition. Taken from her Gorilla, My Love collection the story is narrated in the third person by an unnamed narrator and from the beginning of the story the reader realises that Bambara may be exploring the theme of connection. Ollie, the […]

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Talkin Bout Sonny by Toni Cade Bambara

Talkin Bout Sonny - Toni Cade Bambara

In Talkin Bout Sonny by Toni Cade Bambara we have the theme of violence, acceptance, conflict, responsibility and denial. Taken from her Gorilla, My Love collection the story is narrated in the first person by a young woman called Betty Butler and from the beginning of the story the reader realises that Bambara may be exploring the theme of violence. […]

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Sweet Town by Toni Cade Bambara

Sweet Town - Toni Cade Bambara

In Sweet Town by Toni Cade Bambara we have the theme of connection, loss, coming of age, freedom and letting go. Taken from her Gorilla, My Love collection the story is narrated in the first person by a woman called Kit who is looking back on the summer of her fifteenth year. Immediately the reader senses that Kit likes adventure. […]

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Raymond’s Run by Toni Cade Bambara

In Raymond’s Run by Toni Cade Bambara we have the theme of respect, dedication, identity, love, acceptance, responsibility, confidence, connection, rivalry and friendship. Taken from her Gorilla, My Love collection the story is narrated in the first person by a young girl called Squeaky and after reading the story the reader realises that Bambara may be exploring the theme of […]

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The Lesson by Toni Cade Bambara

the lesson toni cade bambara

In The Lesson by Toni Cade Bambara we have the theme of appearance, class, equality, shame and education. Narrated in the first person by a young African American girl called Sylvia the reader soon realises from the beginning of the story that Bambara may be exploring the theme of appearance. Miss Moore out of all the characters in the story […]

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