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Of Moses, mules, and men : Zora Neale Hurston and the politics of folk art

Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Young,Jason R. (Author)
Journal Article
Publication Date:
Spring/Summer, 2009
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Blacks, Haiti, Religion, Voodooism, Social aspects, Southern States, Rituals, Folk religion, Hoodoo (Religion)
Writer Zora Neale Hurston notes the identity and culture of the Africans in the U.S., in which there is struggle in resisting with violence against the slave societies and racial discrimination to maintain the culture. Mentions the association of black ritual practices on Hurston's writings, "Mules and Men" and "Moses, Man of the Mountain," where slavery is considered as factor of spreading the folk arts.