representation and colored girls

For Colored Girls … Is Representation Enuf?
by Christa Bell

The Tyler Perry film version of Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls opens this coming week. What better moment to consider the representation of black women in popular U.S. culture. Forgive us if we cringe in anticipation …

Continue reading @ Ms. blog

And while you’re over at Ms., check out “10 Things” to Know about Ntozake Shange and For Colored Girls by C. Davida Ingram.

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About jennifer williams

Jennifer D. Williams is a writer and professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies. She has published in academic journals and online at Ms.blog, PopMatters, among other sites. Jennifer is currently working on a book that looks at black women's urban literature between the Depression and the civil rights era.

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