Today, Zora Neale Hurston’s spirit is 124 years old. Continue reading
What ignited our spirits about the work was the awesome imagining of the unrecognizable language it presented in the midst of drama we could recognize.
Black women can certainly tell a story. And where others are more subdued or might strain unto artificial performance and nearly-rehearsed expression, such embellishments to a tale are attributes we can’t help but deliver automatically. While the privileged classes were fortunate enough … Continue reading
Toni Morrison’s brief description of Zora was: “One of the greatest writers of our time.” It is promising to believe she looks out from somewhere to watch the fruits of her lifelong and formerly underappreciated labor: generations who are the better for the Americana she captured and dignified. Continue reading