Zora Neale Hurston
publication date: Monday, June 6, 2005 (part of Round XXV)
clue: Dis Floridiuhn goo's uhn inspiration fo' Alice Walkuh and Toni Mo'son and othuhs uh th' sort.
explanation: Hurston was a controversial Floridian novelist whose characters mimicked the African-American dialect of the early 1900s, as demonstrated in the clue. Alice Walker and Toni Morrison had both been influencial in her rediscovery. more…