By Zora Neale Hurston
Every Tongue obtained to Confess is an intensive quantity of African American folklore that Zora Neale Hurston gathered on her travels throughout the Gulf States within the overdue 1920s.
The bittersweet and sometimes hilarious stories -- which variety from longer narratives approximately God, the satan, white folks, and unsuitable identification to witty one-liners -- show attitudes approximately religion, love, relations, slavery, race, and group. jointly, this selection of approximately 500 folktales weaves a colourful tapestry that celebrates African American existence within the rural South and represents a tremendous a part of Zora Neale Hurston's literary legacy.
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