Ntozake Shange - Quotes

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If anything is life-changing, being the descendant of a slave is. ---->>>

Multiculturalism isn't about culture, it's about power. ---->>>

I started writing because there's an absence of things I was familiar with or that I dreamed about. One of my senses of anger is related to this vacancy - a yearning I had as a teenager... and when I get ready to write, I think I'm trying to fill that.

I started writing because there's an absence of things I was familiar with or that I dreamed about. One of my senses of anger is related to this vacancy - a yearning I had as a teenager... and when I get ready to write, I think I'm trying to fill that.

I write for young girls of color, for girls who don't even exist yet, so that there is something there for them when they arrive. I can only change how they live, not how they think. ---->>>

I'm a firm believer that language and how we use language determines how we act, and how we act then determines our lives and other people's lives. ---->>>

White people use their literature to maintain culture. That's why you find references to Milton and Spencer and Shakespeare and Dostoyevsky in contemporary novels. ---->>>

Multiculturalism is a white people joke. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 10-18, 1948
Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey
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Occupation: Playwright
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Ntozake Shange ( EN-to-ZAH-kee SHAHNG-gay; born October 18, 1948) is an American playwright, and poet. As a self-proclaimed black feminist, she addresses issues relating to race and feminism in much of her work. Shange is best known for the Obie Award-winning play for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf (wikipedia)