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Honoring the Life Work of Ntozake Shange

Born in Trenton, New Jersey, Ntozake Shange graduated from Barnard College and received her master's degree from the University of Southern California.  She studied African-American dance and gave many poetry readings in California.  Shange taught at Sonoma Mills College in California from 1972 to 1975.  Her play for Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, a choreopoem, was first produced in California after her dance-drama Sassafrass was presented in 1976.  For Colored Girls was later produced in New York City, where it had a long run before going on to other cities.  Other works by Shange that have been produced  are Spell #7; A Photograph: Lovers in Motion (1979); and Boogie Woogie Landscapes (1979).

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