For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf

by Ntozake Shange
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For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 161 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
as a male reading this play, I can see how some males would and could see this as an attack. But I see this as not an attack on men, but a liberation for women. This play helped me as a black male to open my eyes to some of the difficulties that black women face everyday. From me (a black male) to you (black females) 'I am sorry'. Please continue to stay strong
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely LOVED this book. The language was beautiful and I found myself reading (and often REreading) the poems out loud to myself. The theme of community transcends African-American women and spoke to me as a young white male.
Katie Dela Cruz More than 1 year ago
Do not get the sample.. its only the first 8 pages.. and it only covers the reviews and part of the copy rights. -808 chick(:
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book clearly influenced my life with it's honesty, brutality, and love. I re-enacted one of the poems in a spoken word contest over 20 years ago and my friend maintains it's one of the best pieces he's ever heard..........
bunnyhunnypot More than 1 year ago
I have owned my first copy of this wonderful book since I was twelve years old. I am now forty four. It still moves me, makes me shiver, makes me cry, makes me laugh. It is my life, my world. It speaks to my soul as to what it is to be a black child, girl, woman in this world and come out victorious.!! Thank you My Queen for speaking to us, for us. To all of the Queens of the universe read and be moved.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/when the Rainbow Is Enuf: A Choreopoem' is an engrossing look at the lives, dreams, and trials of women in our time period. I beleive this is a must read for all women because it touches all ranges of emotions that women experienc. Especially interesting was the unique look at sexuality in it's many forms and the ways we react. I read the book alone and then read selected poems with my closest sister friends. It was an excellent bonding experienc.
LadyDanellia More than 1 year ago
in the world as it is today so many women and their daughters are lost, unaware that they have anything of worth let alone a voice to be heard. its sad that many will never read this book and most will see the previews for the movie n think oh goodness another tyler perry. but this book captures not only our experiences but our essence and the author lends us her voice and beautiful words so we can be heard. amazing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is must read for all Colored Girls,rather they are black or not. The poems in this book cover a wide range of issues that go far beyond any color barrier.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first time I read this I was 10 years old. When I was 17, I played 'Lady in Green' in the high school play. To this very day, I read parts of this book over and over again whenever I need inspiration, or just a good emotionally-releasing cry.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am only 14, but never have I read something that was so profound and so chilling. I scanned through a bookshelf at work, and the Title itself sent chills down my back. I opened it, and read Dark Phrases, and I couldn't put this book down. When I read this book, I dreamed of performing it, and soon I will...
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book touched me more then I can say! I saw a selection from this book preformed and it gave me the chills. It mad me sad and angry at the same time. I was positive that I wanted to have whatever book it came from, so I purchased it the next day.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Encouraging, Empowering and with Empathy!!! Rev. Barbara Calhoun-Gibson
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sometimes hard to grasp, but good reading.
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This choreopoem has been around for decades. However, it never loses its impact and beauty. Reading it never gets old. I would recommend all young readers be exposed to this moving and dynamic literary work, that's deepest lesson lies in learning to love self, unconditionally.
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I would recommend that everyone read this book.
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Readd me
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beautifully written, provocative and passionate. she has all the words that make you feel as though someone finally got it; really got it!