Nappy Edges

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Nappy Edges

By Ntozake Shange

St. Martin's Griffin, Paperback, 9780312064242, 160pp.

Publication Date: July 15, 1991


"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, poet, novelist, playwright, and performer, wrote the Broadway-produced and Obie Award-winning "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf." She has also written numerous works of fiction, including "Sassafras, Cypress and Indigo, Betsy Brown, " and "Liliane."