Every Tongue Got to Confess: Negro Folk-tales from the Gulf States by Nora Zeale Hurston is today's bargain ebook, $1.99 instead of the usual $9.78. I didn't own this in ebook yet, so this is the first time to my knowledge it has been bargain priced. Hurston was a folklorist among other things and this is a strong collection from her.
Every Tongue Got to Confess is an extensive volume of African American folklore that Zora Neale Hurston collected on her travels through the Gulf States in the late 1920s.
The bittersweet and often hilarious tales -- which range from longer narratives about God, the Devil, white folk, and mistaken identity to witty one-liners -- reveal attitudes about faith, love, family, slavery, race, and community. Together, this collection of nearly 500 folktales weaves a vibrant tapestry that celebrates African American life in the rural South and represents a major part of Zora Neale Hurston's literary legacy.