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Ntozake Shange | Wild Beauty: New and Selected Poems

  • Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA, 19103 United States (map)

Ntozake Shange in conversation with Yolanda Wisher. “Extraordinary and wonderful” (New York Times), Ntozake Shange wrote the Broadway-staged Obie Award-winning for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, the groundbreaking prose poem/theater piece hybrid that since 1975 has helped reveal what it is to be of color and female in America. The recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship and a Pushcart Prize, she is also the author of many works of fiction, including her debut novel Sassafras, Cypress & Indigo and story of Liliane. In Wild Beauty, Shange presents more than 60 original and previously collected poems in English and Spanish as a call to action for a new generation of activists. FREE. 

Earlier Event: December 5
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