Nine Plays by Black Women



Nine Plays by Black Women

This edition

"Nine Plays by Black Women" . Ed. Margaret B. Wilkerson. New York: NAL, 1986. xxv+506 pp.; New York: Penguin, 1986. xxv+508pp.

Table of contents

A Black woman speaks / by Beah Richards -- Toussaint / by Lorraine Hansberry -- Wedding band / by Alice Childress -- The tapestry / by Alexis DeVeaux -- Unfinished women cry in no man's land while a bird dies in a gilded cage / by Aishah Rahman -- spell #7 / by ntozake shange -- The brothers / by Kathleen Collins -- Paper dolls / by Elaine Jackson -- Brown silk and magenta sunsets / by P.J. Gibson.

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Commentary on anthology

• "In addition to such expected names as Hansberry, Childress, and Shange, one finds here also plays by Beah Richards, Alexis DeVeaux, Aisha Rahman, Kathleen Collins, Elaine Jackson, P. J. Gibson. The editor supplies a thoughtful introduction, good headnotes, and a brief bibliography" (Kinnamon 1997: 477).

Cited in

[Hatch 1991: 192] [Kinnamon 1997: 477, misprints date of publication as "1968"]

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