The first collection of work by playwright, poet, novelist and performer, Ntozake Shange. Her work reflects the raw reality of Black women's lives and is widely studied on Black and feminist/women's writing courses.
Shange Plays: v.1: "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide", "Spell Number 7", "The Love Space Demands" by Ntozake Shange
Ntozake Shange's best plays reissued in the new Contemporary Dramatists series This collection spans twenty years and brings together her works 'for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf' "Shange's poetry is mordantly witty, unpredictable and disciplined. It has to do with love and death and the deepest feelings of young women - in particular, black young women" (New Yorker) 'spell# 7' "Shange's sinewy, erotic, insistent poetry snakes through this play - a powerful an dpassionate evocation of black culture suppressed, or just plain ignored" (Time Out), The Love Space Demands: "Focusing on the experiences of black women but drawing on an awesome range of cross-cultural references, her words ooze with earthy sensuality...a remarkable, lyrical experience of live poetry" (Independent)."Shange's language is pure gold" (City Limits)
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