Ntozake Shange (1948 - 2018)

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  • "I love love love her! I attended Trenton State College..."
    - judith clark
  • "Your talents will always be an inspiration. May God..."
  • "Zake,Thank you for being.For touching and feeling us.Sadly..."
    - Donna Johnson
  • "Thank you."
    - Rhonda Hudson
  • "I enjoyed your work may it continues to live on and serve..."
    - Pamela Harrell Butler

Ntozake Shange (Photo by ILIR BAJRAKTARI/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images) Ntozake Shange in the Broadway Memorials Photo Gallery Enlarged Photo
Ntozake Shange was a pioneering black feminist poet and playwright who wrote "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf." The play is about the racism, sexism, violence, and rape experienced by seven black women. Many future writers were influenced by the groundbreaking work. The 1975 Tony-Award nominee played for over 700 performances on Broadway.

The play was adapted into a movie in 2010 starring Janet Jackson and Kerry Washington.

The talented writer published poetry collections, children’s books, novels, and essays. She taught at multiple colleges including Brown University and DePaul University.

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