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Gorilla, My Love

Toni Cade Bambara was a well-known African-American author.  In 1972, her collection of short stories called Gorilla, My Love was published.  The title short story from this collection, also entitled “Gorilla, My Love,” concerns a young girl who is disappointed when adults around her fail to keep their promises to her. 

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Term

  • Gorilla, My Love (Books – Exact Phrase – East Campus)

Call Number for Browsing the Shelves

  • PS3552 .A473

Circulating Books and Materials – A Selected List

  •  Bambara, Toni Cade.  Gorilla, My Love. 1992.

                    Call Number:  PS3552 .A473 G6 1992    * (See pages 11-20, containing “Gorilla, My Love,” the short story.)

  •  Holmes, Linda, and Cheryl Wall (Eds.).  Savoring the Salt:  The Legacy of Toni Cade Bambara.  2008.

                   Call Number:  PS3552 .A473 Z85 2008   *(See pages 46-48, 120.)

Reference Materials

  • Contemporary Literary Criticism. Call Number:  REF PN771 .C59

o Volume 88,  pages 3, 8, 12, 17, 20-21, 39, 41-42, 46 

  • Masterplots II: Short Story Series.Call Number:  REF PN3326 .M27 2004

o Volume 3, pages 1606-1608

  • Short Stories for Students.Call Number:  REF PN3330 .S386

o Volume 21,  pages 116-136

  • Short Story Criticism.Call Number:  REF PN3321 .S5

o Volume 35,  pages  4-5, 8, 32

o Volume 107, pages  129-130, 133-141

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