Lost in language & sound, or, How I found my way to the arts : essays / Ntozake Shange.

Shange, Ntozake. (Author).

  • ISBN: 9780312206161
  • ISBN: 031220616X
  • Description: xvi, 144 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2011.

Available copies

  • 5 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

0 current holds with 5 total copies.

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Danvers Adult Nonfiction PS 3569 H3324 Z46 2011 (Text to phone) Available -
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Content descriptions

Contents Note: from analphabetic to script obsessed -- a history : for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf -- unrecovered losses/ black theater traditions -- my pen is a machete -- takin' a solo/ a poetic possibility/ a poetic imperative -- how I moved anna fierling to the southwest territories or my personal victory over the armies of western civilization -- getting where I haveta be/ the nature of collaboration in recent works -- why i had to dance// -- movement/ melody/ muscle/ meaning/ mcintyre -- did i hear the congregation say amen? -- a celebration of black survival/ black dance america/ brooklyn academy of music/ April 21-24, 1983 -- bang on! -- 2 live crew -- the couch -- the dark room -- dear daddy, "el amor que tu me das--" -- ellie, who is my mother -- on silk -- in search of a home -- however you come to me -- mr. wrong -- justice -- porque tu no m'entrende? whatcha mean you can't understand me? -- letter to a young poet -- first love.
Summary: Explores language, music, and dance as interpreted though the author's works, combining memoir and essay to explore her deconstruction of English in her celebrated play "For colored girls" and her views on life as a woman and a black individual.
Subject: Shange, Ntozake.
Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Creative ability.

Additional Titles

Alternate Title: Lost in language and sound