NTOZAKE SHANGE Biography - Writers


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Name: Ntozake Shange                                                               
Born: October 18, 1948                                                             
Ntozake Shange  (born October 18, 1948) is                                         
an African American playwright, performance artist, and writer who is best-known   
for her Obie Award winning play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide     
When the Rainbow Is Enuf.                                                         
She also wrote Betsey Brown, a novel about an African American girl who runs       
away from home. Among her honors and awards are fellowships from the Guggenheim   
Foundation and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund, and a Pushcart Prize.       
Shange lives in Philadelphia.