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For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf

For colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf, Ntozake Shange’s first work, tells the stories of seven women who have suffered oppression in a racist and sexist society. The choreopoem is an innovative combination of poetry, drama, music, and dance. For Shange, the combination is important. She learned about her identity as a woman through words, songs, and literature; she learned about her identity as an African through dance. Commissioned by Music Hall, produced and directed by Angela Dunlap.

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