The Salt Eaters
Toni Cade Bambara
‘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 long, rich dream -- Anne Tyler A hymn to individual courage, a sombre message of hope * Times Literary Supplement * A book full of marvels * New Yorker * Daringly brilliant -- Gloria Hull Toni Cade Bambara's writing is so great it lifts you off the ground * New Statesman * Nobody writes with her breathtaking humour, empathy, ferocity, and surrealness ... her observation and humanity are timeless. As a reader, I release myself into Ms. Toni's sure and steady hands, knowing every part of me will be illuminated by her gaze -- Adjoa Andoh * Glamour *
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