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I Love Myself When I Am Laughing … by Zora Neale Hurston

Edited and introduced by Alice Walker,  I Love Myself: When I am Laughing … and Then Again When I am Looking Mean and Impressive is an anthology of writings by Zora Neale Hurston. This 1979 collection pays tribute to Hurston’s role in Black literature of the early twentieth century.

Hurston wasn’t known for being humble. She was upset over receiving second place in literary contests, yet confidently flaunted her talents. Walker wrote: “To know that second place, in such a society, has often required more work and innate genius than the first is to trust your self-evaluation …” Read More→


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