"eatonville, florida, is, and was at the time of my birth, a pure negroe town": First Edition of Zora Neale Hurston's Dust Tracks: An Autobiography; Signed by Maya Angelou

  • Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography.

Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography.

Item Number: 59032

Philadelphia: J.P. Lippincott Company, 1942.

First edition of Zora Neale Hurston’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, green topstain. Signed by poet Maya Angelou on the front free endpaper with the added word “Joy.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear. Rare and desirable connecting two of the most influential and talented female African American writers of the twentieth century.

Dust Tracks on a Road is the bold, poignant, and funny autobiography of novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, arguably the most culturally influential figure to come from central Florida. Hurston’s powerful novels of the South—including Jonah’s Gourd Vine and, most famously, Their Eyes Were Watching God—continue to enthrall readers with their lyrical grace, sharp detail, and captivating emotionality. Heavily influenced by Hurston, American poet and author Maya Angleou published more than thirty best-selling books and contributed to the Zora Neale Hurston Festival of Arts and Humanities held annually in Eatonville, Florida as well as the collection of stories, Reflections from ZORA!, published in 2014 by the Florida Historical Society Press.