Photo courtesy of J.B. Jenkins - 7474 Landover Road - Hyattsville

Ntozake Shange

Oct 18, 1948 – Oct 27, 2018 (Age 70)


J.B. Jenkins - 7474 Landover Road - Hyattsville Obituary

Ntozake Shange, renowned and beloved poet, playwright, novelist, performance artist,essayist and educator, whose adopted Zulu name means “she who walks like a lion andcarries her own things,” passed away in her home on Saturday, October 27, 2018.Shange, a Black feminist icon, made major...

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I love love love her! I attended Trenton State College 1976-1980, when For Colored Girls was at an all time high. I performed many of her pieces (I was the Lady In Red) and I also directed other people to do many of her pieces. So grateful for her gift. She will be greatly missed.

Your talents will always be an inspiration. May God continue to watch over your loved ones.

Zake,Thank you for being.For touching and feeling us.Sadly blackwomanhood is still full of oppression but u planted seeds of beauty that endure.We love u sistah.Rest Blessed!

Thank you.

I enjoyed your work may it continues to live on and serve as an uplifting project for everyone who can relate. R.I.P your memory will live on forever

May you continue with the support from family and friends as the days go by. As you return to lifes routine may you continue to reflect on the memories you cherished with Ntozake. (Jeremiah 29:11,12)

Please be assured of my sincere condolences . May the God of peace grant you comfort and strength .

May you be at peace. To the family, my thoughts are with you. We and our families knew each other YEARS ago -parents' Vera and Vernon AlleyneI. I would like to hear from you
Respectfully Celeste Alleyne