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Undergraduate Humanities Forum 2014-2015: Color

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Finding God In Oneself & For Colored Girls: A Revolutionary Performance Of Language, Naming, & Spacing, Abrina Hyatt May 2015

Finding God In Oneself & For Colored Girls: A Revolutionary Performance Of Language, Naming, & Spacing, Abrina Hyatt

Undergraduate Humanities Forum 2014-2015: Color

This project analyzes the powerful implications of Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf in terms of the language of “choreopoetry,” the identity politics present in the experiences of Black women, and the elements of spirituality that move Shange’s work forward. I argue that For Colored Girlsoffers Black women a space to celebrate the fullness and diversity of themselves, regardless of where they fall within the spectrum of characters represented. Shange’s work is groundbreaking in its usage of dance and poetry as joint storytelling language, and with Black women ...