Sassafrass, Cypress & Indigo
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About the Author
Ntozake Shange (1948-2018) was a renowned playwright, poet, and novelist. Her works include the Tony Award-nominated and Obie Award-winning for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, as well as Some Sing, Some Cry (written with her sister Ifa Bayeza), Sassafrass, Cypress & Indigo and Liliane.
Among her honors and awards are fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund and a Pushcart Prize. She was a graduate of Barnard and recipient of a Masters in American Studies from University of Southern California.
"Shange's wit, lyricism and fierceness are marvelous." --The New York Times
"A jubilant celebration of womanhood as moving as the moon...pure magic." --Kansas City Star
"A marvel... Languages--colloquial, established, lyric play together like the most lush chamber music, the coolest jazz, the brassiest marches, the hippest jug band... It leaves us filled with joy and yearning for more." --Philadelphia Inquirer
"Possessed of poetry, motion, and light... Shange's tale is poignant, surprising, and deep as she looks as the different worlds of women and their special places therein." --Publishers Weekly