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#ICYMI: Solange Knowles Discusses Zora Neale Hurston And The ‘Angry Black Woman’ Narrative

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Solange Knowles joined BBC Radio 4 On April 18th for their documentary segment on Zora Neale Hurston titled  “Seriously…”. During the segment Knowles talked about being introduced to Hurston in her early 20s when she started reading Their Eyes Were Watching God in which she states, “so many things in that book were relevant in my life at the time and I applied that to my life at the time as a sense of strength and grace.” 

 




The conversation began to visit a place that familiar to most of us, the “angry black woman” stigma, to which Knowles credits Hurston for being able to dissemble and present a rare alternative narrative. 

Solange knows a little something about being coined the “angry black woman”, in 2014 the leak of the infamous elevator footage of her and Jay-Z in a physical altercation hit the scene and she was subjected to all types of names and assumptions about her character and mental health by social media.  

Take a listen to the segment below: 

 

 

 

Jamisha Daniels

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