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For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf


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ISBN13: 9780684843261
ISBN10: 0684843269
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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 is 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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poems by title

dark phrases

graduation nite

now i love somebody more than

no assistance

i'm a poet who

latent rapists'

abortion cycle #1




i used to live in the world


no more love poems #1

no more love poems #2

no more love poems #3

no more love poems #4

somebody almost walked off wid alla my stuff


a nite with beau willie brown

a laying on of hands

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porshettepowell, January 28, 2012 (view all comments by porshettepowell)
One of the greatest most inspiring book I've ever read, most inspiring play I've ever seen, and movie I have ever watched in my life!
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mjorda38, October 11, 2010 (view all comments by mjorda38)
I think the Book novel is very excellent, alot of color woman experience different challenges in life as disappointment, far as job employment, races, sexual harrassment, and stepping up to be a strong black woman to overcome the diffulties in relationship, family, friends,Color woman has to be strong in ever way to strive in life crisis. and to believe in God almighty.
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Shange, Ntozake
Scribner Book Company
New York :
American drama (dramatic works by one author)
American - General
Afro-American women
Afro-American women -- Poetry.
African-American women
General Performing Arts
Drama-American Anthology
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Publication Date:
September 1997
Grade Level:
8.44 x 5.5 in 5.005 oz

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