Click HERE and decide for yourself but there is lots of buzz about the pending release of Tyler Perry's adaptation of Ntozake Shange's seminal work, For Colored Girls Who Have considered Suicide When the Rainbo is Enuf,. Perry's adaptation (scheduled to be rleased in early November) like most of the films he produces, has received both postiive and negative responses but most people seem to have missed the fact that Shange and her sister Ifa Bayez have a newly released book entitled Some Sing, Some Cry: A Novel
The novel was released September 14. See more about it below:
Shange and 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. See an interview with the sisters on PW.