The late Ntozake Shange (October 18, 1948 – October 27, 2018) was a prolific playwright, poet, and author who centered her work in the Black experience, with a strong emphasis on the joys and pains of being a Black female in America. Best remembered for her award-winning choreopoem, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf, Ms. Shange (born Paulette Williams in Trenton, NJ) also penned several other critically-acclaimed plays, novels, and books of poetry.
Marcie’s note: “I was inspired to re-read For Colored Girls and create my very first series of paintings centered around the colorful women of Ms. Shange’s rainbow. In the midst of the process, Ms. Shange passed away and I knew that I had to include a painting that would specifically represent her. Her portrait is based upon the cover of the original playbill and the book cover, which show her standing in front of a white-tiled wall with the title written in multiple colors. I chose to honor her by dressing her in white and placing her in front of a rainbow-colored tile wall.”
Product Details: 18″ x 24″ Print (w/1″ Extra Border) on Archival Matte Paper
Also available as a Greeting Card
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of For Color-Full Girls – Ntozake Shange will be donated to the Hurston/Wright Foundation. Named for literary geniuses, Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright, the Hurston/Wright Foundation was founded in 1990 by award-winning author Marita Golden and bibliophile/cultural historian Clyde McElvene. Hurston/Wright was established to be a resource center for training and a gateway to ensure the unique experience and voice of African Americans in literature.