for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf

New York: MacMillan, 1977. First Thus. Paperback. The uncorrected proof copy in red wrappers of the first hardcover and second edition of her first book, a "choreopoem", previously published by Shameless Hussy Press in 1975. In the preface (not present in the earlier book) Shange writes about the opening at Minnie's Can-Do Club in Haight-Ashbury, and the eventual move to Broadway. The book became a bestseller. Except for some offsetting to the back cover quite fine. Somewhat scarce as proofs of this period often are. Near Fine in Wraps. Item #1089

Price: $50.00

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