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Barracoon: The Story Of The Last Slave by Zora Neale Hurston

Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"

Zora Neale Hurston

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Imprint: Amistad Press
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Publication date: 23 Apr 2018
ISBN: 9780062748201
5 stars out of 5
31 May 2020

" A phenomenally important and deeply rewarding book"

 compilation of interviews between the author of Their Eyes Were Watching God and the last known survivor of the Middle Passage in 1927. Interwoven with Cudjo’s own story – preserved in his lyrical dialect – are Hurston’s endearing reports of trying to get him to speak to her: appearing on his doorstep with baskets of Georgia peaches and a “box of Bee Brand insect powder” to get rid of mosquitoes. A phenomenally important and deeply rewarding book.

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