Every Tongue Got To Confess: Negro Folk-tales from the Gulf States

October 1, 2002|
Every Tongue Got To Confess: Negro Folk-tales from the Gulf States by Zora Neale Hurston
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A recently discovered collection of folktales celebrating African American oral tradition, community, and faith...”splendidly vivid and true.”-New York Times

Every Tongue Got to Confess is an extensive volume of African American folklore that Zora Neale Hurston collected on her travels through the Gulf States in the late 1920s.

The bittersweet and often hilarious taleswhich range from longer narratives about God, the Devil, White Folk, and Mistaken Identity to witty one-linersreveal attitudes about faith, love, family, slavery, race, and community. Together, this collection of nearly 500 folktales weaves a vibrant tapestry that celebrates the African American life in the rural South and represent a major part of Zora Neale Hurstons literary legacy.

Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) was a novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist whose fictional and factual accounts of black heritage remain unparalleled. Her many books include Dust Tracks on a Road; Their Eyes Were Watching God; Jonah's Gourd Vine; Moses, Man of the Mountain; Mules and Men; and Every Tongue Got to Confess.
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Title:Every Tongue Got To Confess: Negro Folk-tales from the Gulf States
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:320 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.72 in
Shipping dimensions:320 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.72 in
Published:October 1, 2002
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780060934545

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