Zora Neale Hurston Analysis

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This article is a curtain raiser of a self, ofan African American voice which lays bare the multiple voices buried deep into the conscience. The study of Dust Tracks on a Road – an autobiography of Zora Neale Hurston, affords an insight into the life of black women of the twenty first century. Zora Neale Hurston’s autobiography has been denounced as shallow and dishonest. However, a close reading of the text in terms of its narrative strategies and persona links the work to the African American continuum. It argues that a distinct woman’s voice must be heard in order to understand how the female experience may be different from the dominant male tradition, but, equally authentic. Her attempt to voice the voicelessness of black women has focussed on the question of the mercury identity of the postcolonial writer of the modern era. Her autobiography…show more content…
Zora Neale Hurston is recognized as an important writer of the Harlem Renaissance, an era of unprecedented achievement in the black American art and literature, during the 1920s and early 1930s. Although, she influenced the writers such as Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison,Gayl Jones, and Toni Cade Bambara, interest in her has only recently been revived after decades of neglect. The world has finally rediscovered Zora Neale Hurston. Her books are back in print, a new wave of African American women writers have claimed her as their literary ancestor, and today’s generation is eagerly exploring Eatonville and its citizens in the nation’s classrooms. Zora must be somewhere, riding high and having the last laugh. Appropriately when the New York Times Book Review published a front- page piece of Zora Neale Hurston, they included her photograph. It reads: “Zora looks out at us, laughing, from the front seat of her Chevy, during one of her folklore collecting trips in the
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