ISBN is

978-0-02-609840-3 / 0026098407

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

by Ntozake Shange

Publisher:Macmillan Publishing Company

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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About the book:

From its inception in California in 1974 to its highly acclaimed critical success at Joseph Papps Public Theater and on Broadway, the Obie Awardwinning 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, Shanges words reveal what it meant 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.

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