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

By Ntozake Shange
(Scribner Book Company, Paperback, 9780684843261, 64pp.)

Publication Date: September 1997

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From its inception in California in 1974 to its highly acclaimed critical success at Joseph Papp's Public Theater and on Broadway, the Obie Award-winning 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, Shange's words reveal what it is 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.




About the Author
NTOZAKE SHANGE is a renowned playwright, poet, and novelist. Her works includes "Some Sing, Some Cry, "the Obie Award-winning "for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf", "Sassafrass, Cypress & Indigo "and" Liliane". 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 currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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