Nappy Edges

By Ntozake Shange
(St. Martin's Griffin, Paperback, 9780312064242, 160pp.)

Publication Date: July 1991

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"nappy edges" collects poetry and poetic prose by "a writer of unusual power and resonance . . . A leading black poet who] ranks with] Giovanni, Baraka, Brooks, and Hughes" (Emery Lewis, "The Record"). Indeed, "nappy edges" is "extraordinary and wonderful in its] lyric, tragic exploration into black women's loneliness . . . Shange] writes with such exquisite care and beauty that anyone can relate to her" (Clive Barnes, "The New York Times").

About the Author
Ntozake Shange is a renowned playwright, poet, and novelist. Her works include the Obie Award-winning for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, Liliane, Betsey Brown, and Sassafrass, Cypress & Indigo. Among her honors and awards are fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Lila Wallace-Reader s Digest Fund and a Pushcart Prize. A graduate of Barnard and recipient of a Masters in American Studies from University of Southern California, she lives in Brooklyn.
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