Sassafrass, Cypress & Indigo: A Novel

Written by:
Ntozake Shange
Narrated by:
Allyson Johnson

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
August 2010
7 hours 3 minutes
Ntozake Shange’s most beloved novel, Sassafrass, Cypress & Indigo, is the story of three “colored girls,” three sisters and their mama from Charleston, South Carolina. Sassafrass, the oldest, is a poet and a weaver like her mother, gone north to college and living with other artists in Los Angeles, trying to weave a life out of her work, her man, her memories, and her dreams. Cypress, the dancer, leaves home to find new ways of moving and easing the contractions of her soul. Indigo, the youngest, is still a child of Charleston—with “too much of the South in her”—who lives in poetry, can talk to her dolls, and has a great gift of seeing the obvious magic of the world.

This story of three sisters making their way in an often hostile world is a touching celebration of womanhood.
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Latoya L.

A book about 3 girls from Charleston, South Carolina with all their cultures, beliefs, and dialects. It's rich in historical contexts and slang. It discussed them leaving the south and adapting elsewhere, their trials amd how the world perceived them. They always thought of their mother and home. Not the best from the author but an ok read. #Book24of2022 #Bookworm #Whatsnext

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