Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Moment In Afro Herstory: Author Ntozake Shange

Critically acclaimed poet Ntozake Shange, author of the 1975 award-winning play for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf: a choreopoem.

Ntozake means "she who comes with her own things, and Shange means "who walks like a lion." For colored girls who have considered suicide/When the rainbow is enuf (Scribner Classics)Ntozake Shange, born Paulette Williams in 1948, attended Barnard College (B.A., 1970) and the University of Southern California (M.A., 1973). She taught humanities, women's studies, and Afro-American studies at California colleges from 1972 to 1975. Shange's most recent work written along with her sister, Ifa Bayeza is titled, Some Sing, Some Cry: A Novel.

Those of you located in the Brooklyn and NYC area are in for a treat because Miss Shange and Michaela Angela Davis will present an event at the Brooklyn Museum Thursday, February 10, 2011. More information here


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DJ Taurus said...

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