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Ntozake Shange

Ntozake Shange

Ntozake Shange attended an integrated school in St. Louis from the age of 8 to 13, an experience she credits with educating her about the painful realities of racism in America.  She became a controversial poet, providing poetry that created space for women of color to express themselves.  Shange puts great emphasis on the use of language.  Shange is also a successful playwright.

 

Photo courtesy of cnn.com.

 

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