for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf

  • Image for for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf
  • Image for for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf
  • Image for for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf
  • Image for for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf
  • Image for for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf
  • Image for for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf
  • Image for for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf
  • Image for for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf
  • Image for for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf
  • Image for for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf
  • Image for for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf
  • Image for for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf
  • Image for for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf
  • Image for for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf
  • Image for for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf
  • Image for for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf
  • Image for for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf
17 images
Published by
Shameless Hussy Press, 1968 - 1989
Written by
Dr. Shange, Ntozake, American, 1948 - 2018
Illustrated by
Holup, Wopo, American
Medium
ink on paper and metal
Dimensions
Closed: 8 1/2 x 5 3/8 x 1/8 in. (21.6 x 13.7 x 0.3 cm)
Open: 8 1/2 x 11 3/16 x 3/16 in. (21.6 x 28.4 x 0.5 cm)
Type
pamphlets
Place printed
San Lorenzo, Alameda County, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
1975
Description
A red booklet of poems entitled, “for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf,” written by Ntozake Shange. The images in the booklet were illustrated by Wopo Holup. The booklet has a red cover with an illustration of a budding rose with feathers tied to the stem. The title text on the top of cover reads [FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE/ / WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF]. Below the title is the text [Ntosake Shange] and in the bottom right corner is the text [.95]. The booklet is twenty-six pages with a dedication page. On the frontispiece is an illustration printed in purple ink of Ntozake Shange in profile view with a rose dangling from her ear. At the bottom of the illustration is a large butterfly. The other illustration is on page twenty-four, and it is also printed in purple ink. It is a rose in a glass Pepsi bottle with three feathers lying at the base of the bottle. Along the spine is the text [for colored girls who have considered suicide / ntozake shange / shameless hussy press]. There is an inscription in red ink on the dedication page.
Topic
African American
Feminism
Gender
Identity
Poetry
Sexuality
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Wopo Holup
Object number
2013.85.2
Restrictions & Rights
copyright © Ntosake [sic] Shange 1975. Permission required for use.
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Classification
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Exhibition
Taking the Stage
On View
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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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