Sassafrass, Cypress and Indigo: A Novel

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Macmillan, Jan 15, 1996 - Fiction - 224 pages
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Sassafrass, Cypress and Indigo is the story of three "colored girls," three sisters and their mama from Charleston, South Carolina: Sassafrass, the oldest, a poet and a weaver like her mother, gone north to college, living with other artists in Los Angeles and trying to weave a life out of her work, her man, her memories and dreams; Cypress, the dancer,who leaves home to find new ways of moving and easing the contractions of her soul; Indigo, the youngest, still a child of Charleston—"too much of the south in her"—who lives in poetry, can talk to her dolls, and has a great gift of seeing the obvious magic of the world.
 

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
32
Section 3
55
Section 4
76
Section 5
93
Section 6
116
Section 7
118
Section 8
131
Section 11
176
Section 12
190
Section 13
192
Section 14
209
Section 15
210
Section 16
213
Section 17
219
Section 18
221

Section 9
134
Section 10
153
Section 19
225
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About the author (1996)

Ntozake Shange is a renowned playwright, poet, and novelist. Her novels include Betsey Brown and Liliane, both of which are available from Picador. She lives in Philadelphia with her family.

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