Abstract / Excerpt
The Year of Shange took place at Barnard College during the 2012-13 academic year, honoring the distinguished alum, Ntozake Shange. In this piece, Barnard Professors Monica Miller and Kim Hall detail the Shange-inspired events that took place on campus in addition to her larger impact on academia and art.
About the Authors
Introduction: Singing a "Black Girl's Song" at Barnard and Beyond
it is possible to start a phrase with a word and end with a gesture/ that's how I've lived my life/ that's how I continue to study /produce black art -Ntozake Shange, "why I had to dance" In the academic year 2012-2013, renowned poet, performance artist, playwright, and novelist Ntozake Shange, Barnard class of 1970, [...]