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    • for colored girls who have considered suicide - when the rainbow is enuf

    • By: Ntozake Shange
    • Narrated by: Thandie Newton
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 188
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    Playwright, poet, and novelist Ntozake Shange originally composed for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf in as a mesmerizingly original choreopoem. The New York Post called it "rich with the author's special voice: by turns bitter, funny, ironic, and savage; fiercely honest and personal." Now a new audiobook, it chronicles the interconnected lives of a group of women facing shatteringly difficult issues, and evokes the indomitable power of enduring hope and joy.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Doesn't Work Well as Audio Book

    • By Robert on 01-16-11

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Sassafrass, Cypress & Indigo

    • A Novel
    • By: Ntozake Shange
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Ntozake Shange’s most beloved novel, Sassafrass, Cypress & Indigo, is the story of three “colored girls,” three sisters and their mama from Charleston, South Carolina. Sassafrass, the oldest, is a poet and a weaver like her mother, gone north to college and living with other artists in Los Angeles, trying to weave a life out of her work, her man, her memories, and her dreams.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What I Needed

    • By Javale on 01-07-15

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Some Sing, Some Cry

    • By: Ntozake Shange, Ifa Bayeza
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 26 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 579
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 307

    Audible presents the multigenerational epic Some Sing, Some Cry. Created by Ntozake Shange and Ifa Bayeza, this audiobook takes listeners on a journey through Reconstruction, two world wars, the Harlem renaissance, and Vietnam to modern day America. Some Sing, Some Cry begins at the threshold of one family’s freedom. We meet Betty Mayfield, newly emancipated from Sweet Tamarind, a lush and haunted rice plantation off the Carolina coast.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Southern Soul

    • By Barbara on 10-03-10

    Regular price: $26.60

    • Lost in Language and Sound

    • Or How I Found My Way to the Arts:Essays
    • By: Ntozake Shange
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Lost in Language & Sound is a vibrant and vital collection that celebrates the three most important muses in the life and work of Ntozake Shange - language, music, and dance. In this deeply personal book, the celebrated writer reflects on what it means to be an artist, a woman, and a woman of color through a beautiful combination of memoir and essay. She describes where her love for creative forces began - in her childhood home, a place where imagination reigned and boredom wasn't allowed.

    Regular price: $15.36

    • Coretta Scott

    • By: Ntozake Shange
    • Narrated by: Phylicia Rashad
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Walking many miles to school in the dusty road, young Coretta knew, too well, the unfairness of life in the segregated south. A yearning for equality began to grow. Together with Martin Luther King, Jr., she gave birth to a vision and a journey - with dreams of freedom for all. This extraordinary union of poetic text by Ntozake Shange and monumental artwork by Kadir Nelson captures the movement for civil rights in the United States and honors its most elegant inspiration, Coretta Scott.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story

    • By Rhon on 12-03-17

    Regular price: $9.07

    • Ellington Was Not a Street

    • By: Ntozake Shange
    • Narrated by: Phylicia Rashad
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In a reflective tribute to the African-American community of old, noted poet Ntozake Shange recalls her childhood home and the close-knit group of innovators that often gathered there. These men of vision, brought to life in the majestic paintings of artist Kadir Nelson, lived at a time when the color of their skin dictated where they could live, what schools they could attend, and even where they could sit on a bus or in a movie theater.

    Regular price: $9.07