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nappy edges Paperback – July 30, 1991
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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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top customer reviews
Seventies on a myriad of issues in the poet's trademark style. Shange creates
a rhythm that leaps from the page and lyrically dances around the room. The
words beg to be spoken aloud, and the emotions implore you to feel them.
Shange's message is often pro-woman as she deftly builds phrases that
sometimes seem unrelated to form a heavy lesson. Also included in this
collection is a speech that she gave to a conference in which she discussed the
poet's right to individual expression. She challenges readers to know their
poets and to know what their individual sound or flow is like.
It's hard for me to pick one favorite poem from this compilation. Each poem
speaks to a different place and a different time. Nonetheless, this is a
volume of poetry that needs to be on the shelves of all verse lovers and on
the lips of all those who strive to express themselves lyrically.
Reviewed by Diane Marbury
of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers