Nappy Edges

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Macmillan, Jul 15, 1991 - Poetry - 148 pages
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nappy edges collects poetry and poetic prose by "a writer of unusual power and resonance . . . A leading black poet [who] ranks [with] Giovanni, Baraka, Brooks, and Hughes" (Emery Lewis, The Record). Indeed, nappy edges is "extraordinary and wonderful [in its] lyric, tragic exploration into black women's loneliness . . . [Shange] writes with such exquisite care and beauty that anyone can relate to her" (Clive Barnes, The New York Times).

 

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Contents

wd
1
talk to myself
17
lovin you is ecstasy to me
31
then
45
inquiry
56
expiriese girl wanted
70
nappy edges
86
who is setting these priorities?
100
de poems gotta come outta my crotch?
103
the suspect is black 8 in his early 20s
118
elegance in the extreme
131
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About the author (1991)

NTOZAKE SHANGE is a renowned playwright, poet, and novelist. Her works includes Some Sing, Some Cry, the Obie Award-winning for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf , Sassafrass, Cypress & Indigo and Liliane . Among her honors and awards are fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund and a Pushcart Prize. A graduate of Barnard and recipient of a Masters in American Studies from University of Southern California, she currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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