All you have to do is mention “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf” and most people know the author. They may not know how to pronounce her name, but they know she can craft a great story. Ntozake Shange has done it again. This time she writes with another author, her sister Ifa Bayeza, and tells the story of seven generations of strong Black women. No one builds Black female characters better than Shange, so I’m looking forward to reading this latest work. Wow, so many great books and not enough time! Happy reading!
Excerpt of New York Times Book Review
Now Ntozake Shange (of “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf” fame) and her playwright sister, Ifa Bayeza, have staked their own place in this tradition with their novel, “Some Sing, Some Cry.” A rich mix of storytelling and African-American history, it follows seven generations of black women who, largely through music, are able to survive the violence of their national and personal histories even as they find themselves too battle-scarred to mother their children with real joy.
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