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For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf: Ntozake Shange

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf

Ntozake Shange

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ISBN 10: 0915288133 / ISBN 13: 9780915288137
Published by Shameless Hussy Press, San Lorenzo, California, 1975
Condition: Near Fine No Binding
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8 9/16"T X 5 9/16"W. Book in excellent condition: light sunning to spine, crease at upper right corner (front), paper rough where price sticker was removed, the author's name was misspelled (Ntosake Shange), and some of the type from page 3 has transfered to page 2. Bookseller Inventory # 000022

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Title: For Colored Girls Who Have Considered ...

Publisher: Shameless Hussy Press, San Lorenzo, California

Publication Date: 1975

Binding: No Binding

Illustrator: Wopo Holup

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 1st Edition

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?If there are shoulders modern African-American women?s literature stands upon they belong to Ntozake Shange, who revolutionized theatre and literature with her iconic work for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf in the 1970s. Any of us writing today are inheritors of her genius.? ?SAPPHIRE, AUTHOR OF PUSH 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 a groundbreaking dramatic prose poem written in vivid and powerful language that resonates with unusual beauty in its fierce message to the world. ?Extraordinary and wonderful . . . Ntozake Shange writes with such exquisite care and beauty that anyone can relate to her message.? ?THE NEW YORK TIMES

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Ntozake Shange is a renowned playwright, poet, and novelist. Her works include the Obie Award-winning for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, Liliane, Betsey Brown, and Sassafrass, Cypress & Indigo. Among her honors and awards are fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Lila Wallace-Reader?s Digest Fund and a Pushcart Prize. A graduate of Barnard and recipient of a Masters in American Studies from University of Southern California, she lives in Brooklyn.

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