December 14, 2021

You Don't Know Us Negroes and Other Essays

"Go hard or go home. Instead of coloring up coconut grease in the kitchen, go buy a cow and treat the public to some butter." ~ 27%

I am honored, y'all. So very honored to read an advance copy of this collection of essays by one of the best essayists of our lifetime, Zora Neale Hurston. This anthology spans over 35 years of her work. It includes essays, criticisms and articles that give us a look into her world and time.

Among my favorites are essays about High John de Conquer, the Clotilda, shouting during sermons, our contribution to language, the customary three days for seeking a vision and how whites don't know us negroes other than what is seen on our shows. I took my time reading this book, frequently saying "Preach, Zora!" and nodding my head in strong agreement.

"Biddy, biddy, bend, my story is end." ~ 2%

Thank you to all those that make it possible for fans to read the last prose Zora Neale Hurston wrote. For allowing her words into print for our consumption. Even if you've read all of her published work, it's just something different about it organized into this one collection. Need I say more?

Happy Early Pub Day! You Don't Know Us Negroes and Other Essays will be available Tuesday, January 4, 2022.

Disclaimer: An advance copy was received directly from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Opinions are my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins.

Title: You Don't Know Us Negroes and Other Essays
Author: Zora Neale Hurston
Published: January 2022
Pages: 412
Edition: Galley
Rating: 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤

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