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Preserving Black History and Culture Through Literature

Playwright and novelist Ntzoake Shange, best known for her play For Colored Girls, joins Fresh Air to talk about the diversity of the black experience, her childhood and early education, and the criticism she sometimes gets from black male authors and playwrights. Her new play is called Betsey Brown.

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Other segments from the episode on March 30, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 30, 1989: Interview with Dennis King; Review of Madonna's album "Like a Prayer"; Interview with Ntozake Shange; Review of the film "Heathers."

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