Nappy Edges

ISBN-10: 0312064241
ISBN-13: 9780312064242
Edition: Revised 
Author(s): Ntozake Shange
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Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: 7/15/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Ntozake Shange is a writer, educator, and poet. She was born Paulette Williams in Trenton, New Jersey on October 18, 1948. Shange graduated from Barnard College in 1970 and entered the University of California, Los Angeles, earning a master's degree in 1973. It was while in graduate school that she adopted her African name. Shange taught writing and took part in poetry readings and dance performances. She taught drama and creative writing at several colleges and universities, including Yale and Howard. In 1983, Shange became associate professor of drama at the University of Houston. Shange wrote For Colored Girls Who have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf, a choreopoem that opened on Broadway in 1976. The show won an Obie Award and was nominated for an Emmy, a Tony, and a Grammy. Shange also wrote the trilogy, Three Pieces, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry in 1981. She also received an Obie in 1981 for her adaptation of Bertold Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children. Shange has also published novels, collections of poetry, and a children's book.

Takin a solo / a poetic possibility / a poetic imperative
Wow ... yr just like a man!
I talk to myself
It's happenin / but you don't know abt it
Where the mississippi meets the amazon
Lovin you is ecstasy to me
This woman thinks we're de beauvoir & jean-paul
Several propositions in the middle of the nite
Lotsa body & cultural heritage
Hands & holding
& then
Night letter #3
Get it & feel good
Senses of heritage
Just as the del vikings stole my heart
Inquiry
I'm not very communicative
I had five nose rings
Frank Albert & viola benzena owens
The old men
An ol fashion lady
In honor of yr poise in the face of hungry lions
Expiriese girl wanted
Telephones & other false gods
Odessa
Who am I thinkin of
Latin night is Monday
Fame on all fours
Nappy edges
Resurrection of the daughter
Five
For all my dead & loved ones
Who is setting these priorities?
On becomin successful
De poems gotta come outta my crotch?
No gusts of wind tickle me
Between a dancer & a poet
Serious lessons learned
For marian
With no immediate cause
The suspect is black & in his early 20's
Oakland in february
& she bleeds
I live in music
Tropical dance
Advice
Elegance in the extreme
One more poem for dolphy
Cross oceans into my heart
My father is a retired magician
Ego
Flying-song
Chicago in sanfrancisco & you
Marine intrusion
An invitation to my friends

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