Shange, Ntozake

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Dance We Do: A Poet Explores Black Dance

Of interest to those familiar with Shange’s written work, and generally to dancers and dance historians.

If I Can Cook/You Know God Can: African American Food Memories, Meditations, and Recipes

An appealing collection for fans of Shange's work and students of African American studies.

Lost in Language and Sound; or, How I Found My Way to the Arts—Essays

Readers unfamiliar with Shange may want to spend time exploring some of her previous work before approaching these essays, but fans will find them satisfying. ["Recommended for...readers in search of distinct voices that have influenced later artists," read the review of the St. Martin's hc, LJ Xpress Reviews, 12/16/11.—Ed.]

lost in language & sound

Best known for her Tony-nominated, Obie-winning For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, Shange has also written novels (Liliane), poetry (Los Angeles Times Book Award winner Three Pieces), essays (If I Can Cook You Know God Can), and children's books (Coretta Scott) by the dozens...

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