From Ava Duvernay to dreaming hampton, hundreds of black women reunited how the acclaimed author, poet and drama changed their lives with their words.
Black women around the world resorted to social media to mourn and remind of writer, poet and dramatist Ntozake Shange.
The author who was “blueprint for so many young black female writers, poets and dramatists” went away Saturday morning at an assisted living in Bowie, Maryland, communicating her family to social media. She was 70 years old.
For many black women, she celebrated For colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is Enuf was a passage of passage ̵
1; and They said so much on Twitter when news about Shange’s death is spread.
“So much of what I wanted to do with my writing and my performance was in” for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf and Sassafras, Cyprus and Indigo, “says poet Bassey Ikpi in a beautiful thread about Shange’s writing. “It’s corny to say, but she taught us how to sing a black girl’s song. She really did.”
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“There are complicated black women people prefer posthumously. I do not have Ntozake talent at all. But I know what it’s like to be one of those women, said the acclaimed author Dream Hampton. “And I saw God in Ntozake and I loved her strongly.”
“Thanks Ntozake Shange,” wrote director Ava Duvernay after sharing the words Shange. “Come on, queen.”
“Ntozake began a lot with FOR COLORED GIRLS and broke many rules,” said author Terry McMillan. “Happens over my heart. Sorry.”
Here are more tweets of remembrance:
Rest in power!