Ntozake Shange, the black feminist poet, author of "For colored girls who have considered suicide, when the rainbow is enuf," is interviewed by Clare Spark on The Sour Apple Tree. Shange discusses reactions to her work and emphasizes how the poems are misperceived by many critics. Ends with a one-minute cut from the album of the 1977 Broadway production of "For colored girls who have considered suicide, when the rainbow is enuf." The piece is performed by Trazana Beverley. Produced by Clare Spark, KPFK. First broadcast 8/7/77. Aircheck. This program was previously titled "For colored girls who have considered suicide: when the rainbow is enuf / Ntozake Shange interviewed by Clare Spark". Production note: The mood is tense and the content revealing.
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