Ntozake Shange is a renowned playwright, poet, and novelist. Born Paulette Williams in 1948, she received her Bachelor’s degree from Barnard College and her Master’s degree from the University of Southern California. Her works include the Broadway-Produced and Obie Award-winning forcolored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, Betsey Brown, Liliane, and Sassafrass, Cypress & Indigo. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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