[Blackstudies-l] Zora Neale Hurston’s “Barracoon” to be published in 2018

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ivetteromero posted: " Paula Rogo (Essence) writes that a new book by the
legendary Zora Neale Hurston will be out Spring 2018, according to
the Harper Collins website. The publisher announced that they would be
releasing the unpublished manuscript of Hurston’s Barracoon: The"
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*Paula Rogo (Essence
<https://www.essence.com/culture/new-novel-zora-neale-hurston-barracoon-2018>)
writes that a new book by the legendary Zora Neale Hurston will be out
Spring 2018, according to the Harper Collins
<https://www.harpercollins.com/cr-100072/zora-neale-hurston> website. The
publisher announced that they would be releasing the unpublished manuscript
of Hurston’s Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo”—a story about
the last known survivor of the slave trade who was illegally smuggled from
Africa on the last slave ship to the U.S. Barracoon will be out May 8,
2018. [Although this book centers on the U.S., the Middle Passage involves
us all; Zora Neale Hurston’s research in Haiti, Jamaica, and Honduras, for
example, underlines this shared history.]*

The book is based on the *Their Eyes Were Watching God* author’s many
interviews with Cudjo, a survivor of the slave trade who was able to speak
to her about his “capture and bondage fifty years after the Atlantic slave
trade was outlawed in the United States.” She spent months at time in
Cudjo's hometown of Plateau, Alabama interviewing him in the late '20s and
early '30s.

“During those weeks, the young writer and the elderly formerly enslaved man
ate peaches and watermelon that grew in the backyard and talked about
Cudjo’s past—memories from his childhood in Africa, the horrors of being
captured and held in a barracoon for selection by American slavers, the
harrowing experience of the Middle Passage packed with more than 100 other
souls aboard the Clotilde, and the years he spent in slavery until the end
of the Civil War,” the Harper Collins website says. [. . .]

For full article, see https://www.essence.com/culture/new-novel-zora-neale-
hurston-barracoon-2018

Also see https://www.harpercollins.com/cr-100072/zora-neale-hurston

[Photo above by Carl Van Vechten.]
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