Dismissed in her lifetime, African-American writer Zora Neale Hurston is considered a legend in ours

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In her lifetime, the African-American writer Zora Neale Hurston’s work was dismissed, and she died in poverty. But today, half a million copies of her books are sold every year. This month, Hurston’s non-fiction book Barracoon, about the last survivor of the last slave ship, was made available to the public for the first time. Michael talks to scholar Cheryl Wall and writer Edwidge Danticat about Hurston’s extraordinary life and legacy. We also hear from writers Alice Walker, Zadie Smith and Nicole Blades.

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