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Monthly book nominations > April Group Read: African American Plays

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message 1: by Lulu, The Book Reader who could. (new)

Lulu (lulureads365) | 2422 comments Mod
This is where we will nominate April's group read. The theme is African American Plays.

Here are two Goodreads Listopia Links to African American Plays.

Please nominate one play that you would like to see on the poll. This post will remain open until 3/12 at which time this post will close and the poll will open until 3/20.

Happy Reading! :)

message 2: by Maya (new)

Maya B | 790 comments for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf

Anastasia Kinderman | 942 comments I've been hearing about A Raisin in the Sun lately and would love to find out what all the hype is about.

message 4: by Jane (new)

Jane Porgy & Bess
by George Gershwin would be a great read

message 5: by Jane (new)

Jane OR Fences (The Century Cycle #6)
by August Wilson ?

message 6: by kisha, The Clean Up Lady (new)

kisha | 3902 comments Mod
I haven't read a play since high school as I've never been big on the writing style of plays. But I will definitely second A Raisin in the Sun because I absolutely love love love both versions of the movie and I always said I wanted to read it.

message 7: by Lulu, The Book Reader who could. (last edited Mar 08, 2016 03:44PM) (new)

Lulu (lulureads365) | 2422 comments Mod
Harlem Duet -- Djanet Sears

Winner of the Governor General's Award for Drama. Winner of the Chalmers Play Award. A rhapsodic blues tragedy. Harlem Duet could be the prelude to Shakepeare's Othello, and recounts the tale of Othello and his first wife Billie (yes, before Desdemona). Set in contemporary Harlem at the corner of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X boulevards, the play explores the space where race and sex intersect. Harlem Duet is Billie's story.

message 8: by Lulu, The Book Reader who could. (new)

Lulu (lulureads365) | 2422 comments Mod
Jane wrote: "Porgy & Bess
by George Gershwin would be a great read"

Jane this version is just the songs. I was trying to find the play version, but I don't think there is one.

However the novel, Porgy by DuBose Heyward, is available on Amazon. The Kindle edition is $1.99

message 9: by Lulu, The Book Reader who could. (new)

Lulu (lulureads365) | 2422 comments Mod
I'll be closing this thread. The poll is now open.

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