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For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf kindle Ï 80 pages Download è Ntozake Shange ó ❄ [KINDLE] ✽ For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf By Ntozake Shange ➝ – JohnThis revolutionary award winning Girls Who Kindle #212 play by a lauded playwright and poet is a fearless portrayal of the experiences of women of For Colored Epubcolor “extraordinary and wonderfulthat anyone can relate to” The New York Times and continues to move and resonate with readers today than everFrom Colored Girls Who PDFEPUB #231 its inception in California in to its highly acclaimed critical success a If there is ever a time in the future when people are able to gather together in groups again I want to see a performance of  For colored girls who have considered suicidewhen the rainbow is enuf It is beautiful passionate real gritty lyrical I felt like I was reading a song It's a poem performed by 7 women each one of them representing a colour of the rainbow and one the colour brown They speak of their experiences as Black women their dreams and their sorrows Of abortion and AIDS and abandonment Of rape and racism Of longing and love racism and violence It is written in the women's vernacular which adds a rich and authentic element to the poem I won't claim to have gotten all the layers of meaning but I will claim that I enjoyed it very much And maybe I can't see the performance right now but I'm glad I could at least read the book

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T Joseph Papp's Public Theater and on Broadway the Obie Colored Girls Who Have Considered PDF or Award winning for colored girls who have considered suicidewhen the rainbow is enuf has excited inspired and transformed audiences all over the country Passionate and fearless Shange's words reveal what it is to be of color and female in the twentieth century First published in when it was praised by The New Yorker for e This is a choreopoem and is a series of twenty poems for a cast of seven principals they are Ladies in Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Purple and Brown It expresses the struggles and problems that African American women face; and amazingly it’s 45 years old now The poems are linked by music Subjects addressed include rape domestic violence loss abortion and being abandoned This is based on Shange’s own experience I have read this rather than seen a production of it and obviously it would be much powerful on stage There is a film as well which I also haven’t seen but will look out forThere is so much in this and Shange dissects the relationship between black women and black men as well as looking at how black women are portrayed“ever since i realized there waz someone callta colored girl an evil woman a bitch or a nagi been trying not to be that leave bitternessin somebody else’s cup”Shange’s candour has been criticized for highlighting this issue but she is clear what her focus is“sing a black girl’s songbring her outto know herselfto know youbut sing her rhythmscarestrugglehard timessing her song of lifeshe’s been dead so longclosed in silence so longshe doesn’t know the sound of her own voiceher infinite beauty”Shange also says what she has to say with a deal of humour as well“without any assistance or guidance from youi have loved you assiduously for 8 months 2 wks a dayi have been stood up four timesi've left 7 packages on yr doorstepforty poems 2 plants 3 handmade notecards i lefttown so i cd send to you have been no help to meon my jobyou call at 300 in the mornin on weekdaysso i cd drive 27 12 miles cross the bay before i go to workcharmin charminbut you are of no assistancei want you to knowthis waz an experimentto see how selifsh i cd beif i wd really carry on to snare a possible loverif i waz capable of debasin my self for the love of anotherif i cd stand not being wantedwhen i wanted to be wanted i cannotsowith no further assistance no guidance from youi am endin this affairthis note is attached to a planti've been waterin since the day i met youyou may water ityr damn self”Shange grew up in the midst of the civil rights movement and the turbulence of the 1960s and it shows in this; she is making a point not just to black men but to the white feminist movement as well There is a pattern of frustration as well; an alienation and loneliness because issues with black men There has been an ongoing debate surrounding this which has been well documented It was also interesting to see a walk on part for Toussaint L’Overture This is a powerful piece of work with many layers and a powerful and significant message I hope to see it on stage one day; but in the meantime I will look out for the film

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For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is EnufNcompassingevery feeling and experience a woman has ever had for colored girls who have considered suicidewhen the rainbow is enuf will be read and performed for generations to come Here is the complete text with stage directions of a groundbreaking dramatic prose poem written in vivid and powerful language that resonates with unusual Colored Girls Who Have Considered PDF or beauty in its fierce message to the world 'coloured' minoritised othered in their skin colonised OR vibrant various multifaceted 'girls' infantilised sexually exploited and pathologised excluded from womanlady OR youthful spirited free pure hearted five Black women speaking in the safe space of loving affirmation between them poetising rawness of pain and beauty passion and exhaustionNo respectability politics Don't start telling these women what they should have done These are words of possibility and impossibility They did what was possible and cried for what was impossibleFeminists are saying NOW what Shange says here about rape culture how strongly can I echo the words of Black feministswomanists and say we White women have to hear Black women and get behind them on this because not only are they hurt by male violence but by the violence of a law and order feminism that signifies on the plantation narrative of Black men as a threat to White womenColour is sweetness here with bitter linings is worn with glitter orange butterflies and aua seuins on bodies glowing with femme charms to take their pleasure from men who can't be loved men who hurt their hearts and utter cheap apologies men who even destroy their lives The nourishing saving love they live on is for each other Shange's ladies in red brown blue purple yellow step from the stage leaving space for the ueer coloured girls to dance their songsI'm hoping to go see a production of this soon