The Life of Zora Neale Hurston considered one of the pre-eminent writers of twentieth-century African-American literature. Her four novels and two books of folklore were the result of extensive anthropological research.
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Mules and Men by Zora Neale Hurston is a wonderful example of the MAGIC that lives within the Black community. An anthropological journey through time and history Zora Neale Hurston returns to her native home of Eatonville, Florida where the free Black soul thrives, and New Orleans, Louisiana; the home of hoodoo to uncover the real Black "story." This book reveals the expression of Black life hidden with old songs and folktales.
Zora Neale Hurston, writer, was born in Eatonville, FL, on January 7, 1901. Hurston, who wrote Their Eyes Were Watching God, is widely known for her contribution to the “Harlem Renaissance” and a publication called “FIRE” written by Langston Hughes, Aaron Douglas and Wallace Thurman.