Wednesday November 7, 2012


James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall

Tonight, The 2012-13 Africana Distinguished Alumna Series honors poet, playwright, and novelist Ntozake Shange ’70. Shange is best known for her 1975 Obie Award-winning play, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf. Following the screening of Tyler Perry’s acclaimed 2010 film version of the play, Ms. Shange will speak with Soyica Diggs Colbert, assistant professor of English at Dartmouth College, and Monica Miller, associate professor of English at Barnard, about her groundbreaking work and its controversial adaptation to the screen.

For historical background and critical explorations of Shange's work, check out the research guide to for colored girls... created by Vani Natarajan, Humanities and Area Studies Librarian.