Urban Lit Month continues? We read Their Eyes We’re Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston and couldn’t help but spot a few similarities between Janie Crawford and a few of other past heroines. (*cough* Zoe *cough*)
Her tragic background. Her wild and crazy man problems. Her relationship with a fast-talking man who introduces her to sex, fighting and gambling. Don’t tell us this book isn’t a proto-urban lit title!
We also discuss Tea Cake and his never-ending schemes, Hurston’s history with the Niggerati (bet you didn’t know about that!) and that mad dog who hitched a ride on that cow.
Be sure to join us next month when we read Attica Locke’s Heaven, My Home.
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