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Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker, Deborah G. Plant: Barracoon (Paperback, 2020, Amistad) 5 stars

In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston went to Plateau, Alabama, just outside Mobile, to interview eighty-six-year-old …

Review of 'Barracoon' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

I love Zora Neale Hurston anyway

And finding Barracoon just confirmed that. This edition is more than the original manuscript, containing much informative front and back matter: The book itself is actually quite small. It's enough, though, to break your heart for Kossula and the 12 million + Africans who died grieving and longing for an Africa they would never see again, and enough to make you want to learn more. I'm off to see if I can find the film footage of him that she shot.