For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide
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For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide

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In celebration of its highly anticipated Broadway revival, Ntozake Shange's classic, award-winning play centering the wide-ranging experiences of Black women, now with introductions by two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward and Broadway director Camille A. Brown.

From its inception in California in 1974 to its Broadway revival in 2022, 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 for nearly fifty years. Passionate and fearless, Shange's words reveal what it meant to be a woman of color in the 20th 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. Now with new introductions by Jesmyn Ward and Broadway director Camille A. Brown, and one poem not included in the original, here is the complete text of a groundbreaking dramatic prose poem that resonates with unusual beauty in its fierce message to the world.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 80 pages
  • 139 x 214 x 8.64mm | 109g
  • Prentice Hall & IBD
  • Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0684843269
  • 9780684843261
  • 64,707

Review quote

These poems and prose selections are...rich with the author's special voice: by turns bitter, funny, ironic, and savage; fiercely honest and personal. -New York Post
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About Ntozake Shange

Ntozake Shange, 1948-2018, was a renowned playwright, poet, theater director and novelist. Her body of work includes Obie Award-winning for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, Some Sing Some Cry with Ifa Bayeza, and the posthumous Dance We Do: A Poet Explores Black Dance and I Am an Old Woman. Among her numerous accolades are the Langston Hughes Medal for Literature, a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, the Pushcart Prize, the Poetry Society of America's 2018 Shelley Memorial Award and three AUDELCO awards. Ms. Shange's work has been nominated for a Grammy, a Tony, and an Emmy.
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33,150 ratings
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5 52% (17,337)
4 29% (9,642)
3 14% (4,492)
2 3% (1,084)
1 2% (595)
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