STORY IN HARLEM SLANG - Zora Neale Hurston


By Zora Neale Hurston

  • Release Date: 2023-01-16
  • Genre: Classics


New York's Harlem, U.S.A.'s largest Negro community, is a city within a city: an amazing place of beauty and squalor, heaped-up hopes and despairs. Out of Harlem comes a constant flow of legend, music and picturesque language which has deeply influenced American life. Miss Hurston has for many years studied the curious and colorful argot of Harlem which has enriched the American vocabulary. Here she offers a sketch of Harlem life couched in Harlemese, together with a glossary of this slang based on her research.--preface.