Video: Ntozake Shange Talks Tyler Perry, Strokes and Life

Everyone knows that Tyler Perry’s newest anticipated project is from the work of Ms. Ntozake Shange.  Her work, “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf”  is nearly 40 years old, but still as celebrated as ever. Tyler Perry called her and asked for the opportunity to put it to film and with some reluctance, she gave the green light. During an interview with The, she discusses her choice and Madea.

The award-winning playwright, author, and poet, has also been working on new material while battling severe health issues.  She has had multiple strokes and is still indefatigable in her approach to everything she does.  Check her out in this interview with author and media powerhouse Harriette Cole:

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