Shange's lyrical poem is a tribute to the language of music and the magical, often mystical, rhythms that connect people. Music defines who we are as individuals, the places where we live, and how we exist within our communities. Music is life.
Written in a syncopated style that has its own melody, the poem is perfectly married to twenty-one extraordinary and diverse works from Romare Bearden who once said, "I paint in the tradition of the blues."
Here is a unique and visionary book that speaks, indeed sings, to both children and adults and is, at once, compelling, profond, and entertaining.
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Ntozake Shange (b. 1948) is the author of for colored girls--who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf, Sassafras, Cypress & Indigo, Betsey Brown and many other works. Her column appears regularly in Philadelphia's Real News and her most recent novel is Liliane: Resurrection of the Daughter.
Romare Bearden (1912-1988) is one of America's pre-eminent artists. His works are in the collections of every major museum in New York City as well as more than a dozen across the country.
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Book Description Welcome Books, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110941807096
Book Description Welcome Books, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0941807096
Book Description Welcome Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0941807096 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0524621