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Every Tongue Got to Confess: Negro Folk-tales from the Gulf States

ISBN13: 9780060934545
ISBN: 0060934549
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $12.99
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Pages: 320
Average Goodreads rating: 3.97/5 (320 ratings)

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.