Every Tongue Got to Confess

Every Tongue Got to Confess

Synopsis

African-American folklore was Zora Neale Hurston's first love. Collected in the late 1920's Every Tongue Got to Confess, from the celebrated author of Their Eyes Were Watching God, is published here for the first time, beautifully performed by Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis.

Hilarious, bittersweet, and often saucy, these folk-tales provide a verdant slice of African-American life in the rural South at the turn of the twentieth century. They capture the heart and soul of the vital, independent, and creative community that so inspired Zora Neale Hurston.

In Every Tongue Got to Confess, Hurston records, with uncanny precision, the voices of ordinary people -and no two actors better capture this world than Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis. They pay tribute to the richness of Black vernacular -- its crisp self-awareness, singular wit, and improvisational wordplay. These folk-tales reflect the joys and sorrows of the African-American experience, celebrate the redemptive power of storytelling, and showcase the continuous presence in America of an Afticanized language that flourishes to this day.

Performed by Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis

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Chapters

  • Every Tongue1
    Duration: 34min
  • Every Tongue10
    Duration: 31min
  • Every Tongue11
    Duration: 33min
  • Every Tongue12
    Duration: 32min
  • Every Tongue2
    Duration: 33min
  • Every Tongue3
    Duration: 38min
  • Every Tongue4
    Duration: 35min
  • Every Tongue5
    Duration: 35min
  • Every Tongue6
    Duration: 33min
  • Every Tongue7
    Duration: 34min
  • Every Tongue8
    Duration: 32min
  • Every Tongue9
    Duration: 31min
  • sample-1025
    Duration: 01min

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