Urban Lit Month continues? We read Their Eyes We're Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston and couldn't help but spot a few similarities between Janie Crawford and a few of other past heroines. (*cough* Zoe *cough*)
Her tragic background. Her wild and crazy man problems. Her relationship with a fast-talking man who introduces her to sex, fighting and gambling. Don't tell us this book isn't a proto-urban lit title!
We also discuss Tea Cake and his never-ending schemes, Hurston's history with the Niggerati (bet you didn't know about that!) and that mad dog who hitched a ride on that cow.
Be sure to join us next month when we read Attica Locke's Heaven, My Home.
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Episode 36: Heaven, My Home
BCL Chat: Oh No Baby! What Is You Doin'?
Bonus: Black Chick Lit takes over the Ice Planet Podcast
Episode 34: Hold U Down
BCL Chat: RIP, RWA
BCL Chat: We Survived (and Thrived in) 2019
Episode 33: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
BCL Chat: Our Favorite Diverse Kid Lit Titles
Episode 32: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
BCL Chat: YouTube and Black Booktubers
Episode 31: They All Fall Down
BCL Chat: Your Most Anticipated 2019 Reads
Episode 30: The Wedding Date
BCL Chat: Who Are Your Favorite Indie Authors?
Episode 29: American Spy
BCL Chat: Do You Reread Books?
Episode 28: "My Sister, the Serial Killer"
BCL Chat: #RitasSoWhite and Your Unpopular Book Opinions
Episode 27: "Children of Blood and Bone"
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