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For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Sucide When The Rainbow Is Enuf

Ntozake Shange

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ISBN 10: 0915288133 / ISBN 13: 9780915288137
Published by Shamless Hussy Press, 1975, 1975
Condition: Very Fine Plus Hardcover
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Original Wraps. Very Fine Plus. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. True First Edition first state (Ntosake Shange). Beautiful copy small paper loss on price removal front panel. Very slight spine fade. Rare very fine copy of this Debut of poetry. Bookseller Inventory # 001935

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Title: For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Sucide...

Publisher: Shamless Hussy Press, 1975

Publication Date: 1975

Binding: Original Wraps

Book Condition:Very Fine Plus

Edition: First Edition

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From its inception in California in 1974 to its highly acclaimed critical success at Joseph Papp’s Public Theater and on Broadway, the Obie Award–winning for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf has excited, inspired, and transformed audiences all over the country. Passionate and fearless, Shange’s words reveal what it meant to be of color and female in the twentieth century. First published in 1975, when it was praised by The New Yorker for “encom­passing . . . every feeling and experience a woman has ever had,” for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf will be read and performed for generations to come. Here is the complete text, with stage directions, of a groundbreaking dramatic prose poem written in vivid and powerful language that resonates with unusual beauty in its fierce message to the world.

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Ntozake Shange, poet, novelist, playwright, and performer, wrote the Broadway-produced and Obie Award-winning For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf. She has also written numerous works of fiction, including Sassafras, Cypress and Indigo, Betsy Brown, and Liliane.

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