Every Tongue Got to Confess: Negro Folk-Tales from the Gulf States

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Paperback. Pub Date: October 2002 Pages: 320 in Publisher: Harper Perennial Every Tongue Got to Confess is the first new book by Zora Neale Hurston. to be published in over 50 years The most extensive volume of African American folklore that Hurston left behind . this collection of nearly 500 folktales gathered in the late 1920s represents a major part of her literary legacy and a rich slice of African American life in the rural South. The bittersweet and often hilarious tales reveal attitudes about faith. love. family. slavery. race. and community. Together. these folktales weave a viant tapestry that celeates the black oral tradition.

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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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Zora Neale Hurston, the author of Their Eyes Were Watching God, was deemed -one of the greatest writers of our time- by Toni Morrison. With the publication of Lies and Other Tall Tales, The Skull Talks Back, and What's the Hurry, Fox? new generations will be introduced to Hurston's legacy. She was born in Notasulga, Alabama, in 1891, and died in 1960.

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