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Playwright Ntozake Shange has died at age 70

Poet, playwright, and novelist Ntozake Shange was best known for the Obie Award-winning play "for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf" . She also penned several novels including Sassafrass, Cypress & Indigo (1982), Liliane (1994), and Betsey Brown (1985). Among Shange's honors and awards were fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Fund and a Pushcart Prize. In April 2016, Barnard College announced that it acquired Shange's archive. Read the whole article here...

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