The author Ntozake Shange of fame & # 39; For Colored Girls & # 39; has died

adminOctober 28, 2018

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By Associated Press

The dramatist, poet and author Ntozake Shange, whose most acclaimed play is the Tony Award-nominated play 1975 "For girls of color who have considered suicide / When the rainbow is Enuf", died on Saturday, according to his daughter. She was 70 years old.

"For Colored Girls" by Shange describes the racism, sexism, violence and rape that seven black women experienced. It has been influential for generations of progressive thinkers, from the architect #MeToo Tarana Burke to the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage. After learning of Shange's death, Nottage called her "our poet and warrior dramatist."

Savannah Shange, an anthropology professor at the University of California at Santa Cruz, said Saturday her mother died while sleeping in an assisted living facility in Bowie, Maryland. She had suffered a series of strokes in 2004.

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