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Ntozake Shange, born Paulette Linda Williams (October 18, 1948 October 27, 2018) is an American playwright and poet. Shange is best known for her poetry and plays, her most known work being the 1976 play ''[[Theatre/ForColoredGirls for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf]]'', which was originally a 20-part choreopoem.

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Ntozake Shange, born Paulette Linda Williams (October 18, 1948 October 27, 2018) is an American playwright and poet. Born into a family that appreciated the arts (with guests such as Music/MilesDavis, Music/DizzyGillespie, and Music/ChuckBerry being guests in their home), Shange started writing poems and incorporating her experiences as a black woman in America, writing about feminism and dealing with racism.

Shange is best known for her poetry and plays, her most known work being the 1976 play ''[[Theatre/ForColoredGirls for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf]]'', which was originally a 20-part choreopoem."choreopoem". The play was adapted into a film by Creator/TylerPerry in 2010.

Shange passed away on October 27, 2018, after a brief illness following a series of strokes.
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Ntozake Shange, born Paulette Linda Williams (October 18, 1948 October 27, 2018) is an American playwright and poet. Shange is best known for her poetry and plays, her most known work being the 1976 play ''[[Theatre/ForColoredGirls for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf]]''.

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Ntozake Shange, born Paulette Linda Williams (October 18, 1948 October 27, 2018) is an American playwright and poet. Shange is best known for her poetry and plays, her most known work being the 1976 play ''[[Theatre/ForColoredGirls for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf]]''.enuf]]'', which was originally a 20-part choreopoem.

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Ntozake Shange, born Paulette Linda Williams (October 18, 1948 October 27, 2018) is an American playwright and poet. Shange is best known for her poetry and plays, her most known work being the 1976 play ''[[Theatre/ForColoredGirls for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf]]''.

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