Mules and Men

Nonfiction
(paperback)
HarperCollins Publishers
January 8, 2008
9780061350177
(ebook)
9780061749872
(audio)
B002UUMOM0

Mules and Men is the first great collection of black America’s folk world. In the 1930’s, Zora Neale Hurston returned to her “native village” of Eatonville, Florida to record the oral histories, sermons and songs, dating back to the time of slavery, which she remembered hearing as a child. In her quest, she found herself and her history throughout these highly metaphorical folk-tales, “big old lies,” and the lyrical language of song. With this collection, Zora Neale Hurston has come to reveal’and preserve’a beautiful and important part of American culture.

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Praise for Mules and Men

Simply the most exciting book on black folklore and culture I have ever read.”
– Roger D. Abrahams