The 2012-13 Africana Distinguished Alumna Series honors one of Barnard’s most distinguished African American alumnae: Ntozake Shange ’70. A playwright, poet, and novelist of startling originality, 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 speaks candidly 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.
The discussion continues at the Worlds of Shange Conference on February 15, 2013 at Barnard College.
More from this event:
- VIDEO: Worlds of Shange Panel II: A Poetic Possibility/a Poetic Imperative
- VIDEO: Worlds of Shange Conference: Presentation to Ntozake Shange
- VIDEO: Worlds of Shange Panel I: From Analphabetic to Script Obsessed
- VIDEO: Worlds of Shange Conference: Welcoming Remarks
- VIDEO: A Conversation with Ntozake Shange and Dianne McIntyre
- VIDEO: Performing Shange
- EVENT: Worlds of Shange
- EVENT: Performing Shange
- BLOG: What Does Shange Think?
- EVENT: Ntozake Shange on Stage and Screen