Mules and Men

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Mules and Men is a treasury of black America's folklore as collected by a famous storyteller and anthropologist who grew up hearing the songs and sermons, sayings and tall tales that have formed an oral history of the South since the time of slavery. Returning to her hometown of Eatonville, Florida, to gather material, Zora Neale Hurston recalls "a hilarious night with a pinch of everything social mixed with the storytelling." Set intimately within the social context of black life, the stories, "big old lies," songs, Vodou customs, and superstitions recorded in these pages capture the imagination and bring back to life the humor and wisdom that is the unique heritage of African Americans.

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Finally, without dismissing Hurston's relevance as a novelist and creative writer, it is important we ... Mules and Men contains various elements consistent with the genre of autobiography suggesting the significance of the Hurston's own story to her construction of black culture. While the text is an account of black culture it is also an account of the journey of Hurston's "I" as she travels back to the land of her birth to collect the folk treasures that formed her birthright.