Periodicals

This is the official comprehensive list of all Ntozake Shange’s journals, magazine and newspaper reviews.

  • African American Review, spring, 1992, Neal A. Lester, “Ntozake Shange,” pp. 322-325; summer, 1992, and Neal A. Lester, “Shange’s Men: For Colored Girls revisited, and Movement Beyond,” pp. 319-328.
  • American Black Review, September, 1983; March, 1986.
  • Black American Literature Forum, winter, 1979, Henry Blackwell, “An Interview with Ntozake Shange,” pp. 134-138; summer, 1981, Sandra Hollin Flowers, “Colored Girls: Textbook for the Eighties,” p. 51; summer, 1983, Sandra L. Richards, review of Spell No. 7, pp. 74-75; fall, 1990; winter, 1990, Neal A. Lester, “At the Heart of Shange’s Feminism: An Interview,” pp. 717-730.
  • Black Issues Book Review, November-December, 2002, Clarence V. Reynolds, review of “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Fairy Tales,” p. 42; March-April, 2003, review of Daddy Says, p. 66; November-December, 2004, Patricia Spears Jones, review of The Sweet Breath of Life: A Poetic Narrative of the African-American Family, p. 46.
  • Black Scholar, March, 1979; October, 1979, Robert Staples, “The Myth of Black Macho: A Response to Angry Black Feminists,” pp. 24-33; March, 1981; December, 1982; July, 1985; winter, 1996, p. 68; summer, 1996, p. 67.
  • Booklist, April 15, 1987; May 15, 1991; January 1, 1998; October 15, 1999, Vanessa Bush, review of The Beacon Best of 1999, p. 410; June 1, 2001, review of Betsey Brown, p. 1837; March 15, 2003, Hazel Rochman, review of Daddy Says, p. 1317; October 15, 2004, Janet St. John, review of The Sweet Breath of Life, p. 382.
  • Boston Review, November 14, 1994, Laurel Elkind, review of Lilliane: Resurrection of the Daughter, p. 38.
  • Chicago Tribune, October 21, 1982.
  • Chicago Tribune Book World, July 1, 1979; September 8, 1985.
  • Christian Science Monitor, September 9, 1976; October 8, 1982; May 2, 1986.
  • College Language Association Journal, June, 1996, Jane Splawn, “Rites of Passage in the Writing of Ntozake Shange: The Poetry, Drama, and Novels,” p. 1989; June 1986, Jane Splawn, “New World Consciousness in the Poetry of Ntozake Shange and June Jordan: Two African-American Women’s Response to Expansionism in the Third World.”
  • Cue, June 26, 1976.
  • Detroit Free Press, October 30, 1978; October 30, 1979, Laura Berman, “The Last Angry Woman? Playwright-Poet Isn’t Running from the Rage That Inspires Her,” p. C1.
  • Early Childhood Education Journal, fall, 1999, review of Whitewash, p. 36.
  • Entertainment Weekly, March 10, 1995, p. 65.
  • Essence, November, 1976; May, 1985, Marcia Ann Gillespie, “Ntozake Shange Talks with Marcia Ann Gillespie,” pp. 122-123; June, 1985; August, 1991.
  • Freedomways, 1976, Jean Carey Bond, review of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide, pp. 187-191.
  • Horizon, September, 1977.
  • Journal of American Culture, fall, 1987, Jean Strandness, review of Sassafrass, Cypress, and Indigo, p. 11.
  • Journal of Ethnic Studies, spring, 1978, Erskine Peters, “Some Tragic Propensities of Ourselves: The Occasion of Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf,” pp. 79-85.
  • Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 1999, review of The Beacon Best of 1999, p. 69; September 1, 2002, review of Float Like a Butterfly: Muhammad Ali, the Man Who Could Float Like a Butterfly and Sting Like a Bee, p. 1320; December 1, 2002, review of Daddy Says, p. 1773.
  • Kliatt Young Adult Paperback Book Guide, January, 1989.
  • Library Journal, May 1, 1987; October 15, 1999, review of The Beacon Best of 1999, p. 70.
  • Los Angeles Times, October 20, 1982; June 11, 1985; July 28, 1987.
  • Los Angeles Times Book Review, August 22, 1982; October 20, 1982; January 8, 1984; July 29, 1984; June 11, 1985; July 19, 1987; December 18, 1994, p. 12.
  • Massachussetts Review, autumn, 1981, Andrea Benton Rushing, “For Colored Girls, Suicide or Struggle,” pp. 539-550; winter, 1987, Brenda Lyons, “Interview with Ntozake Shange,” pp. 687-696.
  • MELUS, fall, 1994, Barbara Frey Waxman, “Dancing out of Form, Dancing into Self: Genre and Metaphor in Marshall, Shange, and Walker,” pp. 91-107.
  • Modern Drama, March, 1995, Timothy Murray, “Screening the Camera’s Eye: Black and White Confrontations of Technological Representations,” pp. 110-124; 1986, P. Jane Splawn, “Change the Joke[r] and Slip the Yoke: Boal’s Joker System in Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls and Spell No.
    7, ” pp. 386-398.
  • Mother Jones, January-February, 1995, p. 69.
  • Ms., September, 1976; December, 1977, “Ntozake Shange Interviews Herself”; June, 1985; June, 1987.
  • Newsday, August 22, 1976.
  • New Statesman, October 4, 1985.
  • New Statesman and Society, May 19, 1995, p. 37.
  • Newsweek, June 14, 1976; July 30, 1979.
  • New York Daily News, July 16, 1979.
  • New Yorker, June 14, 1976; August 2, 1976; January 2, 1978.
  • New York Times, June 16, 1976; December 22, 1977; June 4, 1979; June 8, 1979; July 16, 1979; July 22, 1979; May 14, 1980; June 15, 1980, Frank Rich, “ Mother Courage Transplanted,” p. D5; January 1, 1995, Valerie Sayers, “A Life in Collage,” p. 38; September 3, 1995, Andrea Stevens, “For Colored Girls May Be for the Ages,” p. H5.
  • New York Times Book Review, June 25, 1979; July 16, 1979; October 21, 1979; September 12, 1982; May 12, 1985; April 6, 1986; January 1, 1995, p. 6; October 15, 1995, p. 36; February 25, 1996, p. 32.
  • New York Times Magazine, May 1, 1983.
  • Phylon, fall, 1987, Elizabeth Brown-Guillory, “Black Women Playwrights: Exorcising Myths,” pp. 229-239.
  • Plays and Players, June, 1985, Carole Woddis, review of Spell No. 7, pp. 230-248.
  • Publishers Weekly, May 3, 1985; November 14, 1994, review of I Live in Music, p. 65; January 1, 1996, p. 69; September 20, 1999, review of The Beacon Best of 1999, p. 65; September 16, 2002, review of Float Like a Butterfly, p. 68; August 2, 2004, review of The Sweet Breath of Life, p. 66.
  • Saturday Review, February 18, 1978; May-June, 1985.
  • School Library Journal, February, 2003, Carol A. Edwards, review of Daddy Says, p. 148.
  • Social Studies, January, 2001, review of Whitewash, p. 39.
  • Studies in American Drama, 1989, “The Poetry of a Moment: Politics and the Open Forum in the Drama of Ntozake Shange,” pp. 91-101, Neal A. Lester, “An Interview with Ntozake Shange,” pp. 42-66.
  • Time, June 14, 1976; July 19, 1976; November 1, 1976.
  • Times (London, England), April 21, 1983.
  • Times Literary Supplement, December 6, 1985; April 15-21, 1988.
  • Umoja, spring, 1980, Linda Lee Talbert, “Ntozake Shange: Scarlet Woman and Witch/Poet,” pp. 5-10.
  • Variety, July 25, 1979.
  • Village Voice, August 16, 1976, Michelle Wallace, “For Colored Girls, the Rainbow Is Not Enough,” pp. 108-109; July 23, 1979; June 18, 1985.
  • Voice Literary Supplement, August, 1991; September, 1991.
  • Washington Post, June 12, 1976; June 29, 1976; February 23, 1982; June 17, 1985.
  • Washington Post Book World, October 15, 1978; July 19, 1981; August 22, 1982; August 5, 1984; February 5, 1995, p. 4.
  • Wilson Library Bulletin, October, 1990.
  • Women’s Review of Books, November, 1985, Evelyn C. White “Growing Up Black,” p. 11.
  • World Literature Today, summer, 1995, Deirdre Neilen, review of Liliane: Resurrection of the Daughter, p. 584.