Sunset Baby

Sunset Baby

by Dominique Morisseau

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ISBN-13: 9780573702754
Publisher: Samuel French, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/01/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 72
Sales rank: 891,857
Product dimensions: 4.80(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author


Dominique Morisseau is a playwright and actress. Her literary work has taken many forms and she was featured in the New York Times best-selling short-story collection, Chicken Soup for the African American Soul. Dominique is a Chambers Playwriting Award Honoree and The Lark's 2012-13 PONY Fellow.

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"Smart, entertaining and moving as it grapples with the tensions between past and present… while asking penetrating questions about the nature of liberation… Morisseau's script, sings with intelligence." – Guardian

"[A] well-crafted tale of a former Black Power revolutionary struggling to cope with the fallout from the dream… Morisseau offers a soulful elegy for a movement" – Time Out (London)

"Capable of capturing the rhythm and demotic speech of the street, Morisseau is an obvious talent with a flair for the incendiary monologue" – The Stage

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Sunset Baby 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ImABlackPoem More than 1 year ago
I loved Sunset Baby by Dominique Morisseau. I wish I could see this play. The story of a Black revolutionary who tries to reconnect with his daughter, a drug dealer and thief, after she loses her mother, a Black revolutionary turned crack addict. An interesting story about the sacrifices many of our Black leaders made for the struggle and how those sacrifices impacted their families. It is so intriguing. Morisseau captures a lot of pain in the characters, Nina, Kenyatta, and Damon. Different types of pain, all equal nonetheless. I recommend this play - it is a short read, but its impact is long lasting. I'm still thinking about it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago