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Every Tongue Got to Confess by Zora Neale Hurston
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Feb 14, 2011

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Read from February 04 to 12, 2011

If you've never read Hurston and are interested in this book (and you should be; she was a talented anthropologist as well as a wonderful writer), make sure you read both the Forward and Introduction. I haven't started the actual book yet, and am already enthralled all over again with this extremely gifted writer.
It was a pretty quick read, and interesting (and heartrending) to read how these people coped with such adversity and discrimation with humor in these stories and anecdotes passed down through the generations. The three stars was for the fact that many of the stories were repeated by different people almost verbatim; still a useful book to catch a glimpse at what it must've been like to be a black person after slavery but during "Jim Crow", which wasn't much different.
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