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Title:
Nappy edges
Author:
Shange, Ntozake.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Press, [1978]

©1978
Physical Description:
148 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
"The roots of your hair/what turns back when we sweat, run, make love, dance, get afraid, get happy: the tell-tale signs of living."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780312559052
Format :
Book

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PS3569.H3324 N3 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

Completely repackaged, this spirited celebration of the African-American soul breathes new life in the rhythmic poetry of beats and movements for which she is renowned. Winner of the Tony Award and the Obie Award for "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf, Ntozake Shange's poetry is considered some of the most influential in African-American culture.


Author Notes

Ntozake Shange was born Paulette Linda Williams in Trenton, New Jersey on October 18, 1948. She received a bachelor's degree from Barnard College in 1970 and a master's degree in American studies from the University of Southern California in 1973. She adopted her African name while in graduate school.

She wrote 15 plays, 19 collections of poetry, six novels, five children's books, and three essay collections. Her choreopoem, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf, opened on Broadway in 1976 and received an Obie Award. She also received an Obie in 1981 for her adaptation of Bertold Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children. Her trilogy, Three Pieces, won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry in 1981. She died on October 27, 2018 at the age of 70.

(Bowker Author Biography)