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Ntozake Shange
Major American playwright and poet

Tuesday, November 6
Craft Talk — 4:15 p.m., Standish Room, Science Library
Conversation/Q&A — 7:30 p.m., Main Theatre, Performing Arts Center

Free and open to the public.

Ntozake Shange is a cultural icon, leading feminist and central figure of the Black Arts Movement.

Her 1976 play, “for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf,” is widely regarded as a landmark of African American theatre. It received the Obie Award for Best Play, as well as a Tony for Best Featured Actress and a Tony nomination for Best Play.

Dr. Shange is also the author of numerous books of poetry, including the new collection Wild Beauty: New and Selected Poems (2017), which features more than 60 poems in both English and Spanish. The Washington Post reviewer called it, “powerful,” and said, “No poet since Langston Hughes has insisted so forcefully on black people’s right to simply be….”

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