Sassafrass. Ntozake SHANGE, pseud. Paulette Linda Williams.


San Lorenzo: Shameless Hussy Press, 1976. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm). White illustrated stapled wrappers printed in red and black on front and rear covers; illustrated by Felipe Mackleroy; portrait by Thulani; photograph by Aman; 40pp; priced $1.85 on rear cover. Covers moderately foxed; text block clean, tight and unmarked; about Very Good overall.

From the copyright page: "This is the first section of a four part novel dealing with the lives of different women in the same family. A different version appeared in the magazine Yardbird." It was published as a full length novel in 1982 as Sassafrass, Cypress and Indigo. It is written in the form of letters, recipes, dream stories and journal entries. It also explores themes in Gullah/Geechee culture.

Price: $40.00

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