Marching Womens History: Speak!!!!

Posted on 14 March 2011 Monday


Speak so you can speak again: The life of Zora Neale Hurston by Lucy Ann Hurston and the Zora Neale Hurston Estate; 2004 Doubleday

“That hour began my wanderings. Not so much in geography, but in time. Then not so much in time as in spirit.”

This biography of Zora Neale Hurston was written by her niece, Lucy Anne Hurston. Zora’s life is documented through an interactive collection of photographs, poetry, articles, cards, handwritten notes and a CD with never before published poems.  As appealing as the book becomes with these life-like additions, this is not picture book! Hurston tells a rich story of her aunt who lived and worked in the early twentieth century as an anthropologist, journalist, essayist, playwright and novelist.

“Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.”

reviews:

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Color Online (written by Karen L. Simpson)

“Mama exhorted her children to ‘jump at de sun.’ We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.”



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