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Some Sing, Some Cry: A Novel
by Ntozake Shange and Ifa Bayeza

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    List Price: $26.99 (store prices may vary)
    Format: Hardcover
    Classification: Fiction
    Page Count: 576
    ISBN13: 9780312198992
    Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Parent Company: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck

    Book Description:


    Award-winning writer Ntozake Shange and real-life sister, award-winning playwright Ifa Bayeza achieve nothing less than a modern classic in this epic story of the Mayfield family. Opening dramatically at Sweet Tamarind, a rice and cotton plantation on an island off South Carolina’s coast, we watch as recently emancipated Bette Mayfield says her goodbyes before fleeing for the mainland. With her granddaughter, Eudora, in tow, she heads to Charleston. There, they carve out lives for themselves as fortune-teller and seamstress. Dora will marry, the Mayfield line will grow, and we will follow them on an journey through the watershed events of America’s troubled, vibrant history—from Reconstruction to both World Wars, from the Harlem Renaissance to Vietnam and the modern day. Shange and Bayeza give us a monumental story of a family and of America, of songs and why we have to sing them, of home and of heartbreak, of the past and of the future, bright and blazing ahead.



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