I'm Black When I'm Singing, I'm Blue When I Ain't and Other Plays PDF ePub eBook

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I'm Black When I'm Singing, I'm Blue When I Ain't and Other Plays free pdf This collection brings together for the first time the plays of Sonia Sanchez, a prolific, award-winning poet and one of the most prominent writers in the Black Arts movement. In addition to Sanchez's five previously published plays The Bronx Is Next (1970), Dirty Hearts (1971), Sister Son/ji (1972), Malcolm/Man Don't Live Here No Mo (1979) Uh, Uh- But How Do It Free Us? (1975), and, the collection also includes her two unpublished plays, I'm Black When I'm Singing, I'm Blue When I Ain't (1982) and 2 x 2 (2009). It reveals the thematic and formal exchanges between Sanchez's poetry and dramatic works over the course of four decades. Sanchez emerged as a black nationalist poet and playwright in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Like her poetry, her dramas reflect her critique of the racism and sexism that she encountered as a young female writer in the black militant community, her ongoing concern with the well-being of the black community, and her commitment to social justice. I'm Black When I'm Singing, I'm Blue When I Ain't and Other Plays includes three essays in which Sanchez reflects on her art and activism, and an introduction by Jacqueline Wood situating Sanchez's plays in relation to her poetry, activism, and the feminist dramatic voice in black revolutionary art.

About Sonia Sanchez

Sonia Sanchez is a poet, playwright, and activist living in Philadelphia. Her many books of poetry include Shake Loose My Skin, Does Your House Have Lions?, Under a Soprano Sky, Homegirls and Handgrenades, We a BaddDDD People, and Homecoming. She is the recipient of numerous honors recognizing her writing and activism, among them a PEN Writers' Award and an American Book Award, as well as the Community Service Award from the National Black Caucus of State Legislators and the Peace and Freedom Award from the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Jacqueline Wood is Associate Professor of African American Literature and the Interim Director of the African American Studies Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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Author : Sonia Sanchez
Publisher : Duke University Press
Data Published : 25 October 2010
ISBN : 0822347784
EAN : 9780822347781
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 208 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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