‘Their Eyes Were Watching God’, by Zora Neale Hurston

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‘Their Eyes Were Watching God’ by Zora Neale Hurston

Ciervo Blanco Book Club organizes for free in Madrid a book discussion in English about the novel ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God’, by Zora Neale Hurston

This is a free book discussion in English. We will discuss the book ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God’, by Zora Neale Hurston. The only requirement is to have read the book!

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About the novel

Fair and long-legged, independent and articulate, Janie Crawford sets out to be her own person — no mean feat for a black woman in the ’30s. Janie’s quest for identity takes her through three marriages and into a journey back to her roots.

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About the author

Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston was an American folklorist and author. In 1925, shortly before entering Barnard College, Hurston became one of the leaders of the literary renaissance happening in Harlem, producing the short-lived literary magazine Fire!! along with Langston Hughes and Wallace Thurman. This literary movement became the center of the Harlem Renaissance.

Hurston applied her Barnard ethnographic training to document African American folklore in her critically acclaimed book Mules and Men along with fiction Their Eyes Were Watching God and dance, assembling a folk-based performance group that recreated her Southern tableau, with one performance on Broadway.

Hurston was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to travel to Haiti and conduct research on conjure in 1937. Her work was significant because she was able to break into the secret societies and expose their use of drugs to create the Vodun trance, also a subject of study for fellow dancer/anthropologist Katherine Dunham who was then at the University of Chicago.

In 1954 Hurston was unable to sell her fiction but was assigned by the Pittsburgh Courier to cover the small-town murder trial of Ruby McCollum, the prosperous black wife of the local lottery racketeer, who had killed a racist white doctor. Hurston also contributed to Woman in the Suwanee County Jail, a book by journalist and civil rights advocate William Bradford Huie.

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DATA & RESERVATION

Book Discussion: ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God’, by Zora Neale Hurston

When: Sunday 28th April 2019 at 18:00 (6pm Madrid local time)

Where: Residencia de Estudiantes – Pinar, 21, Madrid

Language: English (we’ll debate in English)

Organizer: Emily Vouk

Contact: +34 668853320

Mandatory: Read the book

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Their Eyes Were Watching God

Book discussion in English about the novel THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD by ZORA NEALE HURSTON, organized for free in Madrid by Ciervo Blanco Book Club.

Ciervo Blanco organizers contact: +34 668853320 (only calls and texts, no Whatsapp)

28/04/2019
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