You Don’t Know Us Negroes by Zora Neale Hurston, Read by Robin Miles
Essays from the Journalist Brought to Life by Robin Miles
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Golden Voice Robin Miles narrates Zora Neale Hurston’s work with empathy and a sure sense of Hurston’s literary voice. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Alan Minskoff discuss Miles’s talent at presenting Hurston’s essays, which range from stereotyped presentations of African Americans in literature to discussions of segregated education and detailed reporting on the 1952 Ruby McCollum murder trial. Listeners can hear Hurston’s nuances and gain an appreciation for her as a folklorist, literary stylist, and deft journalist.
Robin Miles spoke about narrating Zora Neale Hurston’s work on AudioFile’s recent online event, Hearing History with Black Voices. See the video and learn more about bringing history to life for audiobook listeners.
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