Ntozake Shange

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Birthday
18, 1948
Birthplace
Trenton, NJ
Death Date
Oct 27, 2018 (70)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
18, 1948
Birthplace
Trenton, NJ
Death Date
Oct 27, 2018 (70)

About

African-American poet, novelist, and playwright who became famous for a 1975 poetic play entitled For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf. She is also known for her 1985 novel, Betsey Brown.

Before Fame

She attended Barnard College and the University of Southern California.

Trivia

She received the prestigious Obie Award for her verse play, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf.

Family Life

She was briefly married during her late teens; her subsequent divorce led her to attempt suicide.

Associated With

She wrote a 1980 adaptation of Bertolt Brecht's renowned play, Mother Courage and Her Children.