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Dust Tracks On A Road

Dust Tracks On A Road

With a new introduction by JESMYN WARD

‘Zora Neale Hurston was a knockout in her life, a wonderful writer and a fabulous person. Devilishly funny and academically solid: delicious mixture’ MAYA ANGELOU


First published in 1942 at the height of her popularity, Dust Tracks on a Road is Zora Neale Hurston’s candid, exuberant account of her rise from childhood poverty in the rural South to a prominent place among the leading artists and intellectuals of the Harlem Renaissance. As compelling as her acclaimed fiction, Hurston’s literary self-portrait offers a revealing, often audacious glimpse into the life – public and private – of an extraordinary artist, anthropologist, chronicler and champion of the black experience in America. Full of the wit and wisdom of a proud, spirited woman who started off low and climbed high: ‘I have been in Sorrow’s kitchen and licked out all the pots. Then I have stood on the peaky mountain wrapped in rainbows with a harp and a sword in my hands.’

‘One of the greatest writers of our time’ TONI MORRISON
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Genre: Biography & True Stories / Biography: General / Autobiography: General

On Sale: 13th February 2020

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780349012216

Reviews

Told in gutsy language . . . Her story is an encouraging and enjoyable one for any member of the human race
New York Review of Books
Zora Neale Hurston was a knockout in her life, a wonderful writer and a fabulous person. Devilishly funny and academically solid: delicious mixture
Maya Angelou
Warm, witty, imaginative . . . A rich and winning book
New Yorker
One of the greatest writers of our time
Toni Morrison