The writing of Zora is very inspirational.
Zora Neale Hurston’s short story “ Black Death” “reveals the curious pressures Hurston felt as both a writer and folklorist, making it in many ways her most interesting story of the 1925-27 period: it summarizes her uncertainty over how to use Eatonville material…the story appears to be a fictional account of an Eatonville hoodoo man named Old Dan Morgan who can ‘kill any person indicated…without ever leaving his house or seeing his victim’ ” (Hemenway 74). In Tell My Horse, her 1938 recounting of her fieldwork in Haiti, she talked about what she’d seen (Faircloth). Zora Neale Hurston was known during the Harlem Renaissance for her wit, irreverence, and folk writing style. She won second prize in the 1925 literary contest of the Urban League’s journal, Opportunity, for her short story “Spunk,” which also appeared in The New Negro.
Fairchild. “Zora Neale Hurston Zombie Hunter.” Accessed 21 September 2014.
Hemenway, Robert E. Zora Neale Hurston, A Literary Biography. Chicago: University f Illinois, 1980.