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(Food Writing) Shange, Ntozake. If I Can Cook/You Know God Can. SIGNED.


Intro. by Vertamae Grosvenor. Jacket. First Edition. Boston: Beacon Press, [1998].

SIGNED by Shange on the front free endpaper. Acclaimed artist Ntozake Shange offers this delightfully eclectic tribute to Black cuisine as a true food of life, one that reflects the tenacious spirit and powerful history of a people. With recipes that include everything from Cousin Eddie's Shark with Breadfruit to Collard Greens to Bring You Money, Shange instructs us in the nuances of a cuisine born on the slave ships of the Middle Passage, spiced by the jazz of Duke Ellington, and shared by all members of the African Diaspora. Two small chips to upper edge of front jacket panel, else near fine.