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SING A BLACK GIRL'S SONG The Unpublished Work of Ntozake Shange

by | Read by Alfre Woodard, D. Woods, Regina Taylor, Lynn Whitfield, Okwui Okpokwasili, Ifa Bayeza, Imani Perry, Robin Miles, Tarana Burke, Savannah Shange

Poetry & Drama • 9 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

Ntozake Shange's posthumous unpublished collection of plays, poems, and essays is brought to life by a stellar ensemble of narrators. It begins with Tarana Burke's personal foreword on meeting Shange and leads into Imani Perry's soft-spoken narration. Her even tone encourages reflection by anyone who connects with Shange's work, which has impacted Black women for decades. Each section is introduced. The women's voices come in and out like one long, fluid performance poem. Many listeners will recognize the voices of actors Alfre Woodard, Lynn Whitfield, and Regina Taylor. Given the array of literary genres, all the voices, including that of the poet's daughter, Savannah Shange, are varied and distinct. That strength is most noticeable in the two plays included in this magnanimous work of art. T.E.C. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2023]

Trade Ed. • Hachette Audio • 2023

DD ISBN 9781668632277 $31.99

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