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    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
    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
    Who am I thinkin of
    Latin night is Monday
    Fame on all fours
    Nappy edges
    Resurrection of the daughter
    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
    Elegance in the extreme
    One more poem for dolphy
    Cross oceans into my heart
    My father is a retired magician
    Chicago in sanfrancisco & you
    Marine intrusion
    An invitation to my friends

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