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The evolution of Zora Neale Hurston

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There’s a breadth and depth to Zora Neale Hurston’s writing that goes far beyond “Their Eyes Were Watching God.” Genevieve West, Chair of the Department of Language, Culture & Gender Studies at Texas Women’s University, joins guest host John McCaa to discuss her extensive compilation of Hurston’s work. It’s co-edited with Henry Louis Gates Jr., and features essays, criticism and articles of the Harlem Renaissance author. The book is called “You Don’t Know Us Negroes and Other Essays.”

This episode originally aired on Feb. 24, 2022.