Mules and Men (P.S.)

Mules and Men (P.S.)

Zora Neale Hurston


Mules and Men is a treasury of black America's folklore as accrued through a recognized storyteller and anthropologist who grew up listening to the songs and sermons, sayings and tall stories that experience shaped an oral background of the South because the time of slavery. Returning to her native land of Eatonville, Florida, to assemble fabric, Zora Neale Hurston remembers "a hilarious evening with a pinch of every little thing social combined with the storytelling." Set in detail in the social context of black existence, the tales, "big outdated lies," songs, Vodou customs, and superstitions recorded in those pages catch the mind's eye and produce again to lifestyles the humor and knowledge that's the distinct background of African americans.

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