Posted on 20th October 2010

Posted by Sophie

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Fiction Uncovered by… Bernardine Evaristo, poet and novelist

Zora Neale Hurston was the most prolific African-American novelist from the 1920s to the 1950s. Born in the Deep South, she worked as a maid and took evening classes for ten years in order to get to university, saying ‘I shall wrassle me up a future or die trying’. In her masterpiece Their Eyes Were Watching…