“for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow Is enuf”

A Choreopoem Written by Ntozake Shange

“for colored girls...” consists of a series of poetic monologues and tells the stories of seven women who have suffered oppression in a racist and sexist society. The piece is a series of 20 separate poems that weave interconnected stories of love, empowerment, struggle and loss into a complex representation of sisterhood. The cast consists of seven nameless African-American women identified obey the colors they are assigned. Subjects from rape, abandonment, abortion and domestic violence are tackled, thus the piece is recommended for mature audiences.

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