Every Tongue Got to Confess: Negro Folk-Tales from the Gulf States (Paperback)
Negro Folk-Tales from the Gulf States
Harper Perennial, 9780060934545, 320pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2002
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.