Zora Neale Hurston wrote her most famous novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, while in Haiti on a trip funded by a Guggenheim fellowship to research the region’s transatlantic folk and religious culture.
Editor: La Vinia Delois Jennings
Featuring new critical essays by scholars from Europe, South America, and the United States, this book presents a wide-ranging look at how whiteness — defined in terms of race or ethnicity — forms a category toward which people strive in order to gain power and privilege.
Author: La Vinia Delois Jennings
Toni Morrison’s fiction has been read as a contribution to and critique of Western civilization and Christianity. Jennings reveals the fundamental role African traditional religious symbols play in her work.
Recognizing La Vinia Jennings for winning the 2008 Toni Morrison Society Book Prize.