The Salt Eaters

£9.99

by Bambara, Toni Cade
Georgia
Paperback

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by Bambara, Toni Cade | Georgia
Published 07/10/2021 by Penguin Books Ltd (Penguin Classics) in the United Kingdom as part of the Penguin Modern Classics series
Paperback | 304 pages

‘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