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For Colored Girls  // Posts tagged as "For Colored Girls"

20 May Posted by in • Margie Adam | Comments Off on On Toni Morrison and Ntozake Shangé

On Toni Morrison and Ntozake Shangé

On Toni Morrison and Ntozake Shangé

Part 7 of a conversation between Feminist icons Margie Adam and Jewelle Gomez: JG: I really like writing about anything before the 60s – partly because there aren’t that many people alive who will complain. But also because there’s still a level of hope that people of color have. It hasn’t all devolved into cynicism […]

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Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls? What?

Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls? What?

In 1975 when I first saw Ntozake Shange’s choreopoem, “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf,” there had never been anything like it before on stage.  It changed both my personal life as a lesbian and my professional life as a writer.  I heard, for the first time, reflected back […]

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