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For colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf : a choreopoem
2010
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A theatrical celebration, in verse and prose, of being female and black incorporates the triumphs, joys, griefs, and losses of black women in America. - (Baker & Taylor)

A tie-in edition to the film adaptation of the 1975 classic is a passionate treatise on the black female experience in 20th-century America that includes the complete text, behind-the-scenes stage directions and two new poems. Reprint. Movie tie-in. - (Baker & Taylor)

First published in 1975, Shange's choreopoem has been read and performed because it truly revealed what it meant to be of color and female in the twentieth century. Here is the complete text, with stage directions of the dramatic prose poem that resonates with unusual beauty in its fierce message to the world. - (Baker & Taylor)

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 meant 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. - (Simon and Schuster)

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poems by title
dark phrases
17(4)
graduation nite
21(4)
now i love somebody more than
25(2)
no assistance
27(1)
I'm a poet who
28(3)
latent rapists'
31(5)
abortion cycle # 1
36(1)
sechita
37(2)
toussaint
39(6)
one
45(5)
i usedta live in the world
50(3)
pyramid
53(3)
no more love poems #1
56(1)
no more love poems #2
57(1)
no more love poems #3
58(1)
no more love poems #4
59(4)
somebody almost walked off wid alla my stuff
63(3)
sorry
66(3)
positive
69(9)
a nite with beau willie brown
78(6)
a layin on of hands
84

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