Characteristics of Negro Expression

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The racial prejudices of 1930s America were many, and included a common presumption that African American art was unoriginal - merely poorly copying white culture. African-American novelist, anthropologist and essayist Zora Neale Hurston crushingly evaluated such assumptions in her 1934 essay `Characteristics of Negro Expression.' While Hurston's approach and premises seem in many ways dated to modern readers, the essay still shows an incisive mind carefully evaluating arguments and cutting them down to size. African ...

Characteristics of Negro Expression 2017, Macat International Limited, London

ISBN-13: 9781912128112

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Characteristics of Negro Expression 2017, Macat International Limited, London

ISBN-13: 9781912302871

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