Every Tongue Got to Confess

Every Tongue Got to Confess Author Zora Neale Hurston
ISBN-10 0061741809
Release 2009-10-13
Pages 320
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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.

What s the Hurry Fox

What s the Hurry  Fox Author Joyce Carol Thomas
ISBN-10 0060006439
Release 2004-04-13
Pages 32
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Inspired by the tales of rural Southerners, a colorful collection of animal tales provides answers to common curiosities, such as why cats and dogs dislike one another, from the author of I Have Heard of a Land.

The Three Witches

The Three Witches Author Zora Neale Hurston
ISBN-10 UOM:39015067643935
Release 2006-07-25
Pages 32
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Three hungry witches set out to eat two orphaned children while their grandmother is away at the market.

The Skull Talks Back

The Skull Talks Back Author Zora Neale Hurston
ISBN-10 9780060006310
Release 2004-07-27
Pages 64
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Do you dare to cross paths with ... An enchantress who can slip in and out of her skin, A man more evil than the devil, A skull who talks back, A pair of creepy feet that can walk on their own? Spooky, chilling, and fantastical, this collection of six scary tales will send shivers up your spine! The stories in the skull talks back have been selected from Every Tongue Got To Confess, Zora Neale Hurston's third volume of folklore. Through Joyce Carol Thomas's carefully adapted text and Leonard Jenkins's arresting illustrations, the soulful, fanciful imaginations of ordinary folk will reach readers of all ages.

Bearing Witness to African American Literature

Bearing Witness to African American Literature Author Bernard W. Bell
ISBN-10 0814337155
Release 2012-05-15
Pages 352
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An interdisciplinary, code-switching, critical collection by revisionist African American scholar and activist Bernard W. Bell.

Tell My Horse

Tell My Horse Author Zora Neale Hurston
ISBN-10 9780061847394
Release 2009-10-13
Pages 336
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As a first-hand account of the weird mysteries and horrors of voodoo, Tell My Horse is an invaluable resource and fascinating guide. Based on Zora Neale Hurston's personal experiences in Haiti and Jamaica, where she participated as an initiate rather than just an observer of voodoo practices during her visits in the 1930s, this travelogue into a dark world paints a vividly authentic picture of ceremonies and customs and superstitions of great cultural interest.

Not Without Laughter

Not Without Laughter Author Langston Hughes
ISBN-10 9780486113906
Release 2012-03-05
Pages 224
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Poet Langston Hughes' only novel, a coming-of-age tale that unfolds amid an African-American family in rural Kansas, explores the dilemmas of life in a racially divided society.

The Six Fools

The Six Fools Author Joyce Carol Thomas
ISBN-10 9780060006464
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 40
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Based on a story collected by the author during her travels along the Gulf States, a tale finds a young man searching for three people more foolish than his fiancée and her parents.

I Love Myself when I Am Laughing and Then Again when I Am Looking Mean and Impressive

I Love Myself when I Am Laughing     and Then Again when I Am Looking Mean and Impressive Author Zora Neale Hurston
ISBN-10 0912670665
Release 1979
Pages 313
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Anthology of essays, folklore and fiction by a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance

Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston Author Carla Kaplan, Ph.D.
ISBN-10 9780307430366
Release 2007-12-18
Pages 912
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“ I mean to live and die by my own mind,” Zora Neale Hurston told the writer Countee Cullen. Arriving in Harlem in 1925 with little more than a dollar to her name, Hurston rose to become one of the central figures of the Harlem Renaissance, only to die in obscurity. Not until the 1970s was she rediscovered by Alice Walker and other admirers. Although Hurston has entered the pantheon as one of the most influential American writers of the 20th century, the true nature of her personality has proven elusive. Now, a brilliant, complicated and utterly arresting woman emerges from this landmark book. Carla Kaplan, a noted Hurston scholar, has found hundreds of revealing, previously unpublished letters for this definitive collection; she also provides extensive and illuminating commentary on Hurston’s life and work, as well as an annotated glossary of the organizations and personalities that were important to it. From her enrollment at Baltimore’s Morgan Academy in 1917, to correspondence with Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Langston Hughes, Dorothy West and Alain Locke, to a final query letter to her publishers in 1959, Hurston’s spirited correspondence offers an invaluable portrait of a remarkable, irrepressible talent. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Confessions

The Confessions Author Saint Augustine
ISBN-10 9780191500978
Release 1998-03-05
Pages 352
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In this new translation the brilliant and impassioned descriptions of Augustine's colourful early life are conveyed to the English reader with accuracy and art. Augustine tells of his wrestlings to master his sexual drive, his rare ascent from a humble Algerian farm to the edge of the corridors of high power at the imperial court of Milan, and his renunciation of secular ambition and marriage as he recovered the faith that his mother had taught him. It was in a Milan garden that Augustine finally achieved the act of will to Christian conversion, which he compared to a lazy man in bed finally deciding it is time to get up and face the day. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston Author Zora Neale Hurston
ISBN-10 9780813542928
Release 2008
Pages 389
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Though she died penniless and forgotten, Zora Neale Hurston is now recognized as a major figure in African American literature. Best known for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, she also published numerous short stories and essays, three other novels, and two books on black folklore. Even avid readers of Hurston's prose, however, may be surprised to know that she was also a serious and ambitious playwright throughout her career. Although several of her plays were produced during her lifetime--and some to public acclaim--they have languished in obscurity for years. Even now, most critics and historians gloss over these texts, treating them as supplementary material for understanding her novels. Yet, Hurston's dramatic works stand on their own merits and independently of her fiction. Now, eleven of these forgotten dramatic writings are being published together for the first time in this carefully edited and annotated volume. Filled with lively characters, vibrant images of rural and city life, biblical and folk tales, voodoo, and, most importantly, the blues, readers will discover a "real Negro theater" that embraces all the richness of black life.

Back on Top

Back on Top Author Samantha X
ISBN-10 9780733638602
Release 2017-08-29
Pages 304
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We left Samantha X confused at the end of HOOKED - should she stay escorting or hang up her high heels? In this fascinating, compelling sequel we see Samantha grow in to her new role as boss of her escort agency Samantha X Angels (and her male escort agency too), how she deals with the girls and boys, falling in love with Mr Big (while still managing to sneak in a few clients), her journey with sobriety ... and much, much more! BACK ON TOP is fast-paced and occasionally outrageous, told with the flair readers loved in HOOKED. Samantha X does not hold back when it comes men, love, sex - and getting herself back on top.

The Black Rose

The Black Rose Author Tananarive Due
ISBN-10 9780345444417
Release 2000-09-01
Pages 384
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Born to former slaves on a Louisiana plantation in 1867, Madam C.J. Walker rose from poverty and indignity to become America's first black female millionaire, the head of a hugely successful beauty company, and a leading philanthropist in African American causes. Renowned author Alex Haley became fascinated by the story of this extraordinary heroine, and before his death in 1992, he embarked on the research and outline of a major novel based on her life. Now with The Black Rose, critically acclaimed writer Tananarive Due brings Haley's work to an inspiring completion. Blending documented history, vivid dialogue, and a sweeping fictionalized narrative, Tananarive Due paints a vivid portrait of this passionate and tenacious pioneer and the unforgettable era in which she lived.


Passing Author Nella Larsen
ISBN-10 0486437132
Release 2004
Pages 94
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Married to a successful physician and prominently ensconced in society, Irene Redfield leads a charmed existence ? until a chance encounter with a childhood friend who has been "passing for white."

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man Author John Perkins
ISBN-10 1576755126
Release 2004-11-09
Pages 250
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Perkins, a former chief economist at a Boston strategic-consulting firm, confesses he was an "economic hit man" for 10 years, helping U.S. intelligence agencies and multinationals cajole and blackmail foreign leaders into serving U.S. foreign policy and awarding lucrative contracts to American business.

Moses Man of the Mountain

Moses  Man of the Mountain Author Zora Neale Hurston
ISBN-10 0062010565
Release 2010-05-18
Pages 352
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In this 1939 novel based on the familiar story of the Exodus, Zora Neale Hurston blends the Moses of the Old Testament with the Moses of black folklore and song to create a compelling allegory of power, redemption, and faith. Narrated in a mixture of biblical rhetoric, black dialect, and colloquial English, Hurston traces Moses's life from the day he is launched into the Nile river in a reed basket, to his development as a great magician, to his transformation into the heroic rebel leader, the Great Emancipator. From his dramatic confrontations with Pharaoh to his fragile negotiations with the wary Hebrews, this very human story is told with great humor, passion, and psychological insight—the hallmarks of Hurston as a writer and champion of black culture.