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Thread #171921   Message #4163450
Posted By: Felipa
24-Jan-23 - 04:04 PM
Thread Name: BBC Radio This week 2023
Subject: RE: BBC Radio This week 2023
Subject: RE: Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960)
From: Rain Dog
Date: 24 Jan 23 - 02:04 PM

Broadcast this afternoon on BBC Radio 4. Available to listen to on BBC Sounds

Great Lives Adjoa Andoh on Zora Neale Hurston

Actor Adjoa Andoh has a list of TV, theatre and film credits as long as your arm. She's best known worldwide as Bridgerton's Lady Danbury, and is due to direct - and star in the title role - in a new production of Richard III. Her great life is the 20th century American writer and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, author of "Their Eyes Were Watching God". An iconic figure in the literature of the jazz age, her name was all but forgotten after her death in 1960, before being pulled back into public consciousness in the US by fellow author Alice Walker in the 1970s.

Adjoa makes the case that we should all know more about Zora, a trailblazer who - on top of her writing career - researched zombies in the Caribbean and helped collect the stories of slavery's last survivors.