Ntozake Shange Moves Through World in New Ways After 2 Strokes

“Despite the health challenges of living in a differently abled body, Ntozake Shange continues to to experiment as an artist,” Jamara Wakefield writes. “Her work has been handed down by generations of women now, passed from mother to daughter, sister to sister, or friend to friend. Because “for colored girls” is such an institution in black women’s lives, many of us have felt as though we knew Shange in some way.” The playwright who created the celebrated choreopoem “for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf” suffered two strokes that left her unable to read in...

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