Monday, July 27, 2020

Aug 1: Black Excellence Book Club: Fire!! The Zora Neale Hurston Story


Black Excellence Book Club: Fire!! The Zora Neale Hurston Story

Public · Hosted by Fantom Comics

  • Saturday at 4 PM – 5:30 PM

We continue our Black Excellence book club series with Fire!! the Zora Neale Hurtson Story by Peter Bagge.

Hurston challenged the norms of what was expected of an African American woman in early 20th century society. The fifth of eight kids from a Baptist family in Alabama, Hurston's writing prowess blossomed at Howard University, and then Barnard College, where she was the sole black student. She arrived in NYC at the height of the Harlem Renaissance and quickly found herself surrounded by peers such as Langston Hughes and Wallace Thurman.

Hurston went on to become a noted folklorist and critically acclaimed novelist, including her most provocative work Their Eyes Were Watching God. Despite these landmark achievements, personal tragedies and shifting political winds in the midcentury rendered her almost forgotten by the end of her life. With admiration and respect, Bagge reconstructs her vivid life in resounding full-color.

This event will be livestreaming on our Facebook!

Please let us know if you would like to order a copy for you!
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