Day 3: Celebrating Black Authors – for colored girls by Shange

In celebration of Black History Month, I’ll be celebrating black authors by sharing a book a day written by a black author and that has a black main character. Some of the authors I’ve read others are new to me and will be added to the ever-growing TBR pile.

Title: for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf
Author: Ntozake Shange
ISBN-13: 978-0684843261
Publisher: Scribner
Release Date: 1997
[Re-Read] [Add to Growing TBR Pile]

I read this when I was in college and thoroughly enjoyed it. I have yet to see the Tyler Perry movie of the same name. Even though this about women of color, I think there are experiences that transcends the color barrier.

Summary from Amazon:

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 is 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.”

 

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