Ntozake Shange


Born
in Trenton, N.J., The United States
October 18, 1948

Died
October 27, 2018

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Ntozake Shange (pronounced En-toe-ZAHK-kay SHONG-gay) was an African-American playwright, performance artist, and writer who is best known for her Obie Award winning play for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf.

Among her honors and awards are fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund, and a Pushcart Prize.

Average rating: 4.23 · 37,622 ratings · 1,773 reviews · 51 distinct worksSimilar authors
For colored girls who have ...

4.28 avg rating — 28,387 ratings — published 1975 — 29 editions
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Sassafrass, Cypress and Indigo

4.14 avg rating — 2,595 ratings — published 1976
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Ellington Was Not a Street

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Some Sing, Some Cry

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Betsey Brown

3.82 avg rating — 552 ratings — published 1985 — 11 editions
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Liliane

3.68 avg rating — 275 ratings — published 1994 — 7 editions
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Nappy Edges

4.21 avg rating — 180 ratings — published 1978 — 3 editions
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Wild Beauty: New and Select...

4.16 avg rating — 112 ratings — published 2017 — 5 editions
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A Daughter's Geography

4.15 avg rating — 95 ratings — published 1983 — 6 editions
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More books by Ntozake Shange…
“Where there is a woman there is magic.”
Ntozake Shange

“i found god in myself
and i loved her
i loved her fiercely”
Ntozake Shange

“one thing I don’t need
is any more apologies
i got sorry greetin me at my front door
you can keep yrs
i don’t know what to do wit em
they don’t open doors
or bring the sun back
they don’t make me happy
or get a mornin paper
didn’t nobody stop usin my tears to wash cars
cuz a sorry.”
Ntozake Shange, For colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf

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