Ntozake Shange

Autumn Oliver - Bronstrop, Staff Writer

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Ntozake Shange is an African American play write and poet. She is a self proclaimed black feminist and in her writing she relates to topics of race and feminism. Hurt after separating from her first husband, she attempted suicide several times before focusing her anger and disgust towards the limitations that society has imposed on black women.

Shange is most famous for her play for colored girls who have considered suicide, “When the Rainbow Is Enuf.” The play focused on women that had encounters with their classmates, lovers, rapists, abortionists, and latent killers. How women survive abuse and disappointment and came to realization of a better future for each every one of them.