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Every Tongue Got to Confess : Negro Folk-Tales from the Gulf States
by Zora Neale Hurston


Overview - 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 tales -- which range from longer narratives about God, the Devil, white folk, and mistaken identity to witty one-liners -- reveal attitudes about faith, love, family, slavery, race, and community.  Read more...


 
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Overview
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 tales -- which range from longer narratives about God, the Devil, white folk, and mistaken identity to witty one-liners -- reveal attitudes about faith, love, family, slavery, race, and community. Together, this collection of nearly 500 folktales weaves a vibrant tapestry that celebrates African American life in the rural South and represents a major part of Zora Neale Hurston's literary legacy.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780060934545
  • ISBN-10: 0060934549
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • Publish Date: October 2002
  • Page Count: 320
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.32 x 0.81 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.52 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Social Science > Folklore & Mythology
Books > Social Science > Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
Books > Literary Criticism > American - African American

 
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