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Some Sing, Some Cry Ntozake Shange

Some Sing, Some Cry By Ntozake Shange

Some Sing, Some Cry by Ntozake Shange


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Summary

Offers the story of the Mayfield family. From Reconstruction to both World Wars, from the Harlem Renaissance to Vietnam, this title presents the story of one family's history and of America's history, of the warmth of home and the shatter of heartbreak, of an unforgettable past and a brighter future, blazing ahead.

Some Sing, Some Cry Summary

Some Sing, Some Cry by Ntozake Shange

Award-winning author of "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf" and her sister, award-winning playwright of "The Ballad of Emmett Till", achieve nothing less than a modern classic with this epic, universal story of the Mayfield family. Opening dramatically at a sprawling rice plantation just off Georgia's coast, the recently emancipated Elizabeth Mayfield says her goodbyes to Sea Island before fleeing for the prospect of a free life in Charleston. With her granddaughter, Eudora, in tow, she will carve out lives for them in the bustling port city as a seamstress and fortune-teller. Ma Bette, as she is later called, becomes matriarch and fierce protector as she shapes, supports, and leads her children and theirs through trials unimaginable. Eudora will marry; the Mayfield line will grow; and, readers will be taken on an astonishing tour through the watershed events of American history as experienced by one incredibly strong and musically-gifted family. From Reconstruction to both World Wars, from the Harlem Renaissance to Vietnam, "Some Sing, Some Cry" brings to life a monumental story of one family's history and of America's history, of the warmth of home and the shatter of heartbreak, of an unforgettable past and a brighter future, blazing ahead.

Some Sing, Some Cry Reviews

"Shange is a superb storyteller who keeps her eye on what brings her characters together rather than what separates them." - THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW"

About Ntozake Shange

NTOZAKE SHANGE is a renowned playwright, poet, and novelist. Her works include the Obie Award-winning "for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf," "Betsey Brown," " Liliane "and "Sassafrass, Cypress & Indigo." Among her honors and awards are fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund and a Pushcart Prize. A graduate of Barnard and recipient of a Masters in American Studies from University of Southern California, she currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. IFA BAYEZA is an award-winning playwright, producer, and conceptual theater artist. Her works for the stage include "Amistad Voices," " Club Harlem," " Kid Zero," " Homer G & the Rhapsodies," and "The Ballad of Emmett Till," winner of the 2008 Edgar Award for Best Play and a 2007 Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference fellowship. A graduate of Harvard University, Bayeza is a board member of the SonEdna Literary Foundation. She lives in Chicago.

Additional information

GOR005469546
9780312198992
031219899X
Some Sing, Some Cry by Ntozake Shange
Used - Very Good
Hardback
St Martin's Press
2010-09-06
576
N/A
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