I am hooked real early in this book. I just started reading it a few minutes ago. Normally, this my writing time (early morning hours). But, for the next few early mornings, Me & Zora Neale Hurston going to be hanging out. I will get back to my writings soon enough.
I have already read 2 of her books and loved both of them. “Mules and Men” and her Autobiography–“Dust Tracks on A Road” (One of the Best Books I Ever Read).
Zora Neal Hurston is one of my favorite writers, along with Langston Hughes, Melvin Tolson, Gordon Parks, Maya Angelou, Richard Wright, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, Dr. Chancellor Williams, Dr. John Henrik Clarke, Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee…Let me just stop this talk about one of my favorite writers. I got too many to name.
There are plenty great black writers. But, you won’t hear bout them in school or the media that much, maybe no time. That’s how we wind up a fool. That’s how we come out a slave tool. Consumer mode, log sitting toad. Idle, non-productive. We got to see & hear us on high to want to go high. If not we inside die. All we worry bout den is “d sweet bye & bye.”–Look at TV, locked in on d lie. Sex, lies & killing 24/7. Reality Shows, that ain’t even reality. Then, wonder how we got this trivial mentality.
We must read our great writers & the not so great writers of our people. We all got stories to tell. And they all worth hearing. Much better & realer than Holly-Weird (Hollywood).