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Six Bridges Book Festival: Classic In Context Discussion – For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf

2024 Ballot

From its inception in California in 1974 to its Broadway revival in 2022, the Obie Award–winning play for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf has excited, inspired, and transformed audiences all over the country for nearly fifty years. Passionate and fearless, Ntozake Shange’s words reveal what it meant to be a woman of color in the twentieth century.

The author Sapphire, Push, might have said it best: “If there are shoulders modern African American women’s literature stands upon they belong to Ntozake Shange.” Chosen by audience members this past year, Shange’s extraordinary choreopoem will be explored by the Miller Williams prizewinning poet Shaina Phenix.

Then, grab some popcorn and sit back to watch a screening of the 2010 film adaptation.

Sponsored by Dr. Elizabeth Fletcher Dishongh Charitable Trust.

For more information about this event, or the Six Bridges Book Festival, please call 501-918-3000.

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Date and Time

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm