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Name:    Shange, Ntozake
Category:  Cultural Life
Born/Started:    1948
Description:    Ntozake Shange is a playwright, poet, and novelist who lived in the Ville neighborhood in St. Louis from ages eight to 13. Shange┬┤s father was a surgeon at Homer G. Phillips Hospital and her mother was a psychiatric social worker. Shange described her years in St. Louis as "a radically defining time in my life." One of her best known works is the Broadway hit musical, "for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf."

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