Every Tongue Got to Confess: Negro Folk-tales from the Gulf StatesBy Zora Neale Hurston
- Author: Zora Neale Hurston
- Publisher: Harper Perennial
- Edition: Reprint
The bittersweet and often hilarious tales -- which range from longer narratives about God, the Devil, white folk, and mistaken identity to witty one-liners -- reveal attitudes about faith, love, family, slavery, race, and community. Together, this collection of nearly 500 folktales weaves a vibrant tapestry that celebrates African American life in the rural South and represents a major part of Zora Neale Hurston's literary legacy.