Through the polyphonic voices of Liliane Lincoln's childhood friends, lovers, and conversations with her psychoanalyst, Ntozake Shange weaves the life of a remarkable young woman. Liliane Lincoln is an artist who exposes what she knows of herself to the world through her bold and colorful artwork. Gradually, however, Liliane realizes that in order to survive, she must come...more
"I mean, I know I came here voluntarily. I wanted to come cause I'm coming out of my body. This is really odd. Parts of me, my feelings are streaming out of my hands and my thighs....more
Reading her other works (For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf and Whitewash) always left me different -- this book didn't disappoint.
Among her honors and awards are fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund, and a Pushcart Prize.