The Salt Eaters

From the men who live off welfare women to the mud mothers who carry their children in their hides, the novel brilliantly explores the narcissistic aspect of despair and the tremendous responsibility that comes with physical, spiritual, and ...

The Salt Eaters

A community of Black faith healers witness an event that will change their lives forever in this "hard-nosed, wise, funny" novel (Los Angeles Times). Set in a fictional city in the American South, the novel also "inhabits the nonlinear, sacred space and sacred time of traditional African religion” (The New York Times Book Review). Though they all united in their search for the healing properties of salt, some of them are centered, some are off-balance; some are frightened, and some are daring. From the men who live off welfare women to the mud mothers who carry their children in their hides, the novel brilliantly explores the narcissistic aspect of despair and the tremendous responsibility that comes with physical, spiritual, and mental well-being.

The Salt Eaters

She was drifting, her gaze skimming the grasses, sliding to the far side of the marshes, its borders outlined by the salt froth on the inside, the crusty short grass and salt-stiff calamus on the outside. Traveling past was a cluster of ...

The Salt Eaters

'A book full of marvels' New Yorker The American Deep South, in the 1970s. Velma Henry, once a formidable political activist, has grown weary and disillusioned with the fight for civil rights. She wants to end it all. But then she finds herself in the hands of a Black faith community, and the fabled healer Minnie Ransom. As she works through the rage and fear of her traumatic past, Velma finds herself changing, becoming whole and, maybe, free. The Salt Eaters is a boldly optimistic, profound exploration of memory, the self, power and Black health as liberation. 'A hymn to individual courage' The Times Literary Supplement 'Her characters inhabit the nonlinear, sacred space and sacred time of traditional African religion' The New York Times Book Review

A Study Guide for Toni Cade Bambara s The Salt Eaters

Though The Salt Eaters has generally been a positively received work, many critics pointed out that it could potentially be a difficult novel for average readers to penetrate. For example, Margot Anne Kelley in her essay “'Damballah is ...

A Study Guide for Toni Cade Bambara s  The Salt Eaters

A Study Guide for Toni Cade Bambara's "The Salt Eaters," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

A Study Guide for Toni Cade Bambara s The Salt Eaters

This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more.

A Study Guide for Toni Cade Bambara s  The Salt Eaters

A Study Guide for Toni Cade Bambara's "The Salt Eaters," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Black Professional Women in Recent American Fiction

Hull, Gloria T. "'What Is It I Think She's Doing Anyhow': A Reading of Toni Cade Bambara's The Salt Eaters." Conjuring: Black Women, Fiction, and Literary Tradition. 216-32. 40. Kelley, Margot Anne. 17. 41. Stabile, Carol. 5. 42.

Black Professional Women in Recent American Fiction

The last three decades of the 20th century have marked the triumph of many black professional women against great odds in the workplace. Despite their success, few novels celebrate their accomplishments. Black middle-class professional women want to see themselves realistically portrayed by protagonists who work to achieve significant productivity and visibility in their careers, desire stability in their personal lives, aspire to accrue wealth, and live elegantly though not consumptively. The author contends that most recent American realistic fiction fails to represent black professional women protagonists performing their work effectively in the workplace. Identifying the extent to which contemporary novels satisfy the "readerly desires" of black middle-class women readers, this book investigates why the readership wants the texts, as well as what they prefer in the books they buy. It also examines the technical and cultural factors that contribute to the lack of books with self-empowered black professional female protagonists, and considers The Salt Eaters by Toni Cade Bambara and Waiting to Exhale by Terry McMillan, two novels that function as significant markers in the development of contemporary black women writers' texts.

Actas del XXI congreso internacional de A E D E A N Asociaci n Espa ola de Estudios Anglo Norteamericanos

CONFLICT IN THE FEMALE COMMUNITY IN TONI CADE BAMBARA'S THE SALT EATERS AND GLORIA NAYLOR'S MAMA DAY María del Mar Gallego Universidad de Huelva The exploration of modern conceptions of Afro - American womanhood and its relation to past ...

Actas del XXI congreso internacional de A E D E A N   Asociaci  n Espa  ola de Estudios Anglo Norteamericanos


Use of Salt in Agriculture

There was also a difference of increase in weight between the two lots , sixty - eight kilos or one and a quarter cwt . in favour of the salt eaters ; the chief difference was , however , in the condition and market value of the two ...

Use of Salt in Agriculture


Contemporary American Women Fiction Writers

Eaters , investigate the self , the community , and history . Bambara makes clear that in order to situate ... The Salt Eaters contains and expands the thematic concerns of the short stories . The importance of an organic , cohesive ...

Contemporary American Women Fiction Writers

Covers more than sixty women who published significant fiction after 1945, with a brief biography, exposition of major works and themes, survey of critical reception, and references to primary and secondary sources for each.

My Soul Is A Witness

Salt. Eaters. Belinda Waller-Peterson English Department, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA 18018, USA; ... 12 April 2019 Abstract: In analyzing the woman-centered communal healing ceremony in Toni Cade Bambara's The Salt Eaters, ...

   My Soul Is A Witness

This special collection assembles some of the most pre-eminent scholars in the field in African, African American, and American Studies to explore the ways writers reclaim the Black female body in African American literature using the theoretical, social, cultural, and religious frameworks of spirituality and religion. Central to these discussions is Black women’s agency within these realms—their uncanny ability to invent and reinvent themselves within individual and communal spaces that frame them as both outsider and insider, unworthy and worthy, deviant and sacred, excess and minimal. Scholars have sought to discuss these tensions, acknowledged and affirmed in prose, poetry, music, essays, speeches, written plays, or short stories. Forgiveness, healing, redemption, and reclamation provide entry into these vibrant explorations of self-discovery, passion, and self-creation that interrogate traditional views of what is spiritual and what is religious. Discussed writers include Toni Morrison, Phillis Wheatley, James Baldwin, Tina McElroy Ansa, Toni Cade Bambara, and Thomas Dorsey.

The Power of Positive Eating After the Fast

salt becomes a fearful hardship. Sooner or later it undermines the ... It is folly to rob the foods of their tasty, usable, organic salts and then add to them a useless irritant. ... The salt eater tastes the salt rather than the food.

The Power of Positive Eating   After the Fast

"Positive eating" is simply the habit of eating real food (Unmodified, raw, enzyme-rich fruits and vegetables eaten in as close to their natural state as possible) at times, in places, in ways and amounts that optimize its nutritional and therapeutic benefit, activate the body’s dormant healing code and have a positive rather than a negative effect on the body. (490pp; 6"x9"; ISBN: 9781537262994) Read more at : https://www.waltgoodridge.com/books/

The Columbia Guide to Contemporary African American Fiction

Notable scholarly journal articles include : Derek Alwes , " The Burden of Liberty : Choice in Toni Morrison's Jazz and Toni Cade Bambara's The Salt Eaters , " AAR 30 , no . 3 ( Autumn 1996 ) ; Margot Anne Kelley , “ Damballah is the ...

The Columbia Guide to Contemporary African American Fiction

From Ishmael Reed and Toni Morrison to Colson Whitehead and Terry McMillan, Darryl Dickson-Carr offers a definitive guide to contemporary African American literature. This volume-the only reference work devoted exclusively to African American fiction of the last thirty-five years-presents a wealth of factual and interpretive information about the major authors, texts, movements, and ideas that have shaped contemporary African American fiction. In more than 160 concise entries, arranged alphabetically, Dickson-Carr discusses the careers, works, and critical receptions of Alice Walker, Gloria Naylor, Jamaica Kincaid, Charles Johnson, John Edgar Wideman, Leon Forrest, as well as other prominent and lesser-known authors. Each entry presents ways of reading the author's works, identifies key themes and influences, assesses the writer's overarching significance, and includes sources for further research. Dickson-Carr addresses the influence of a variety of literary movements, critical theories, and publishers of African American work. Topics discussed include the Black Arts Movement, African American postmodernism, feminism, and the influence of hip-hop, the blues, and jazz on African American novelists. In tracing these developments, Dickson-Carr examines the multitude of ways authors have portrayed the diverse experiences of African Americans. The Columbia Guide to Contemporary African American Fiction situates African American fiction in the social, political, and cultural contexts of post-Civil Rights era America: the drug epidemics of the 1980s and 1990s and the concomitant "war on drugs," the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement, the struggle for gay rights, feminism, the rise of HIV/AIDS, and racism's continuing effects on African American communities. Dickson-Carr also discusses the debates and controversies regarding the role of literature in African American life. The volume concludes with an extensive annotated bibliography of African American fiction and criticism.

Doctor Burnett s Essays

He is a great egg - eater , partaking daily of two regularly , and with each he takes a small teaspoonful of salt . Other than with eggs he is a moderate salt - eater only . But is it probable that two small teaspoonfuls of salt taken ...

Doctor Burnett s Essays


Bodies in a Broken World

Social Pathologies and the Limits of Medicine in Toni Cade Bambara's The Salt Eaters, Paule Marshall's Praisesong for the Widow, and Gloria Naylor's The Women of Brewster Place Are you sure, sweetheart, that you want to be well?

Bodies in a Broken World

In this multidisciplinary study, Ann Folwell Stanford reads literature written by U.S. women of color to propose a rethinking of modern medical practice, arguing that personal health and social justice are inextricably linked. Drawing on feminist ethics to explore the work of eleven novelists, Stanford challenges medicine to position itself more deeply within the communities it serves, especially the poor and marginalized. However, she also argues that medicine must recognize its limits and join forces with the nonmedical community in the struggle for social justice. In literary representations of physical and emotional states of illness and health, Stanford identifies issues related to public health, medical ethics, institutionalized racism, women's health, domestic abuse, and social justice that are important to discussions about how to improve health and health care. She argues that in either direct or indirect ways, the eleven novelists considered here push us to see health not only as an individual condition but also as a complex network of individual, institutional, and social changes in which wellness can be a possibility for the majority rather than a privileged few. The novelists whose works are discussed are Toni Cade Bambara, Paule Marshall, Gloria Naylor, Leslie Marmon Silko, Toni Morrison, Louise Erdrich, Sandra Cisneros, Bebe Moore Campbell, Sapphire, Ana Castillo, and Octavia Butler.

American Women Writing Fiction

Review of The Salt Eaters. Ms., July 1980, 28–29. Deck, Alice A. “Toni Cade Bambara.” In Dictionary of Literary Biography 38: Afro-American Writers after 1955, 12–22. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1985. Dybek, Caren.

American Women Writing Fiction

American literature is no longer the refuge of the solitary hero. Like the society it mirrors, it is now a far richer, many-faceted explication of a complicated and diverse society—racially, culturally, and ethnically interwoven and at the same time fractured and fractious. Ten women writing fiction in America today—Toni Cade Bambara, Joan Didion, Louise Erdrich, Gail Godwin, Mary Gordon, Alison Lurie, Joyce Carol Oates, Jayne Anne Phillips, Susan Fromberg Schaeffer, and Mary Lee Settle—represent that geographic, ethnic, and racial diversity that is distinctively American. Their differing perspectives on literature and the American experience have produced Erdrich's stolid North Dakota plainswomen; Didion's sun-baked dreamers and screamers; the urban ethnics—Irish, Jewish, and black—of Gordon, Schaeffer, and Bambara; Oates's small-town, often violent, neurotics; Lurie's intellectual sophisticates; and the southern survivors and victims, male and female, of Phillips, Settle, and Godwin. The ten original essays in this collection focus on the traditional themes of identity, memory, family, and enclosure that pervade the fiction of these writers. The fictional women who emerge here, as these critics show, are often caught in the interwoven strands of memory, perceive literal and emotional space as entrapping, find identity elusive and frustrating, and experience the interweaving of silence, solitude, and family in complex patterns. Each essay in this collection is followed by bibliographies of works by and about the writer in question that will be invaluable resources for scholars and general readers alike. Here is a readable critical discussion of ten important contemporary novelists who have broadened the pages of American literature to reflect more clearly the people we are.

The Other Side of Terror

The regime of security that is the long war on terror ends here in The Salt Eaters, in 1978; and here begins a new world not in which women like Velma are secured by a government that cares but rather one in which Black artists and ...

The Other Side of Terror

Reveals the troubling intimacy between Black women and the making of US global power The year 1968 marked both the height of the worldwide Black liberation struggle and a turning point for the global reach of American power, which was built on the counterinsurgency honed on Black and other oppressed populations at home. The next five decades saw the consolidation of the culture of the American empire through what Erica R. Edwards calls the “imperial grammars of blackness.” This is a story of state power at its most devious and most absurd, and, at the same time, a literary history of Black feminist radicalism at its most trenchant. Edwards reveals how the long war on terror, beginning with the late–Cold War campaign against organizations like the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense and the Black Liberation Army, has relied on the labor and the fantasies of Black women to justify the imperial spread of capitalism. Black feminist writers not only understood that this would demand a shift in racial gendered power, but crafted ways of surviving it. The Other Side of Terror offers an interdisciplinary Black feminist analysis of militarism, security, policing, diversity, representation, intersectionality, and resistance, while discussing a wide array of literary and cultural texts, from the unpublished work of Black radical feminist June Jordan to the memoirs of Condoleezza Rice to the television series Scandal. With clear, moving prose, Edwards chronicles Black feminist organizing and writing on “the other side of terror”, which tracked changes in racial power, transformed African American literature and Black studies, and predicted the crises of our current era with unsettling accuracy.

Communication and Women s Friendships

For a discussion of interracial friendship in American literature see Nancy Porter , " Women's Interracial Friendships and Visions of Community in Meridian , The Salt Eaters , Civil Wars , and Dessa Rose , " Tradition and the Talents of ...

Communication and Women s Friendships

By looking at various types of friendships and by examining how they either lapse or develop into strong relationships, we may better understand ourselves and our own relationships. Communication and Women's Friendships is directed towards literary scholars, social critics, and anyone interested in the ways in which forms of discourse enhance friendships between women.

The Journal of Agriculture

The report drawn up by it speaks in the strongest terms of the necessity of giving salt to animals in their food in the ... at the end of the period ( thirteen months ) , had been brought to the market for sale , the salt - eaters would ...

The Journal of Agriculture


The Wiley Blackwell Anthology of African American Literature Volume 2

In 1980, Bambara published The Salt Eaters, a futuristic novel in which a suicidal community organizer named Velma Henry, along with members of her surrounding community, strives for healing in a fictional Georgia city.

The Wiley Blackwell Anthology of African American Literature  Volume 2

The Wiley Blackwell Anthology of African American Literature is a comprehensive collection of poems, short stories, novellas, novels, plays, autobiographies, and essays authored by African Americans from the eighteenth century until the present. Evenly divided into two volumes, it is also the first such anthology to be conceived and published for both classroom and online education in the new millennium. Reflects the current scholarly and pedagogic structure of African American literary studies Selects literary texts according to extensive research on classroom adoptions, scholarship, and the expert opinions of leading professors Organizes literary texts according to more appropriate periods of literary history, dividing them into seven sections that accurately depict intellectual, cultural, and political movements Includes more reprints of entire works and longer selections of major works than any other anthology of its kind This second volume contains a comprehensive collection of texts authored by African Americans from the 1920s to the present The two volumes of this landmark anthology can also be bought as a set, at over 20% savings.

The British Journal of Homoeopathy

4 " eats a great deal of salt . " No. 5 eats a small teaspoonful of salt with his breakfast eggs , otherwise he is " a moderate salt - eater only . " No 6 says she is " a big salt - eater , " so does No. 7. No.

The British Journal of Homoeopathy


The British Journal of Homoeopathy

4 " eats a great deal of salt . " No. 5 eats a small teaspoonful of salt with his breakfast eggs , otherwise he is " a moderate salt - eater only . " No 6 says she is " a big salt - eater , " so does No. 7. No.

The British Journal of Homoeopathy