Black Storytellers Alliance Performs African American Folktales by Martha Hardy

You still have two more chances to see the Black Storytellers Alliance perform as part of Metro Big Read! Nothando Zulu’s dynamic interpretations of traditional African American tales collected by author and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston in the American South will mesmerize audiences of all ages.

Nothando

Nothando Zulu, President, Black Storytellers Alliance

Zora Neale Hurston, author of the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, studied anthropology under Franz Boaz at Columbia University while she was a student at Barnard. She collected folktales, games, songs, dances, and other folklore from people from the African diaspora in the American South, Haiti, and Jamaica.

For more information about Metro Big Read and a full schedule of events including: book discussion groups, a bookmaking workshop, film screenings, lectures, and more, see libguides.metrostate.edu/metrobigread.

About the Author

Martha
Martha Hardy is a Reference & Instruction Librarian and Associate Professor at Metropolitan State University.

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