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Pretty Fire by Charlayne Woodard

Pretty Fire

by Charlayne Woodard

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A beautiful one-woman play, autobiographical, about an African-American woman and her family. Includes five stories that cross the decades, including her own birth story, the first time she saw a burning cross, surviving a sexual assault, and more. I'd love to see this one performed live. ( )
  ovistine | Mar 20, 2009 |
hate her voice. she sounds like she's 50 with something stuck up her bum. or 10 saying aren't i just so special. i think her life was more boring than mine. i never knew i could tell people about it and win awards. OF COURSE I DON'T BOTHER. ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0822219425, Paperback)

In five autobiographical vignettes, Charlayne Woodard tells of her premature birth; of growing up with her sister in Albany, New York; of Ku Klux Klan riders burning a cross in her grandparents' town in Georgia; and other tales of her African-American family's survival through three generations of love, struggle, and triumph. This humorous and touching one-woman tour de force won NAACP Theatre Awards for Best Play and Best Playwright.

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In five autobiographical vignettes, Charlayne Woodard tells the moving tale of her African-American family through three generations of love, struggle, and triumph. This NAACP award-winning play is a one-woman tour de force. Chosen as a "Recommended Young Adult Audiobook" by the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association. Pretty Fire is the first play of a trilogy that continued with Neat and ended with In Real Life. An L.A. Theatre Works performance featuring Charlayne Woodard.… (more)

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