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Teaching Raymond's Run

Raymond's Run

"Raymond's Run" is from Bambara's 1972 book, Gorilla, My Love, a collection of 15 of her short stories, written between 1960 and 1970. Most of these stories are told from a first-person point of view and are "written in rhythmic urban black English." The narrator is often a sassy young girl who is tough, brave, and caring and who "challenge[s] the role of the female black victim". Bambara called her writing "upbeat" fiction.

Toni Cade Bambara
"Raymond's Run," copyright © 1971 by Toni Cade Bambara; from GORILLA, MY LOVE by Toni Cade Bambara. Used by permission of Random House, an imprint and division of Penguin Random House LLC. All rights reserved.


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