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
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
Synopsis: 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.
About the Author: 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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