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36
    
Diouf,
Dreams of Africa in Alabama
, 66.

37
    
Philip Curtin, ed.,
Africa Remembered: Narratives by West Africans from the Era of the Slave Trade
(Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press, [1967] 1997), 9.

38
    
Morrison,
Beloved
, 274.

39
    
Hurston,
Dust Tracks
, 204.

40
    
Marimba Ani (Dona Richards),
Let the Circle Be Unbroken: The Implications of African Spirituality in the Diaspora
(Trenton, NJ: Red Sea Press, 1992), 12.

41
    
See chapter 8 in the present volume.

42
    
Henry Romeyn, “Little Africa: The Last Slave Cargo Landed in the United States,” in
The Southern Workman
26.1 (January 1897), 14, http://eds.a.ebscohost.com.ezproxy .lib.usf.edu/eds/ebook.

43
    
See narrative in present volume.

44
    
Ibid.

45
    
Diouf,
Dreams of Africa in Alabama
, 156, 157.

46
    
Ibid., 2.

47
    
Ta-Nehisi Coates,
Between the World and Me
(New York: Spiegel and Grau, 2015), 69.

48
    
James Baldwin, “The White Man's Guilt,” in
Baldwin, Collected Essays
(New York: Library of America, [1965] 1998), 723.

About the Editor

DEBORAH G. PLANT
is an independent scholar and writer based in Florida. She is the author of
Every Tub Must Sit on Its Own Bottom: The Philosophy and Politics of Zora Neale Hurston
(1995) and
Zora Neale Hurston: A Biography of the Spirit
(2007), and editor of
The Inside Light: New Critical Essays on Zora Neale Hurston
(2010).

About the Author

ZORA NEALE HURSTON
was a novelist, folklorist, and anthropologist. An author of four novels (
Jonah's Gourd Vine
, 1934;
Their Eyes Were Watching God
, 1937;
Moses, Man of the Mountain
, 1939; and
Seraph on the Suwanee
, 1948); two books of folklore (
Mules and Men
, 1935, and
Tell My Horse
, 1938); an autobiography (
Dust Tracks on a Road
, 1942); and more than fifty short stories, essays, and plays. She attended Howard University, Barnard College, and Columbia University, and was a graduate of Barnard College in 1927. She was born on January 7, 1891, in Notasulga, Alabama, and grew up in Eatonville, Florida. She died in Fort Pierce, Florida, in 1960. In 1973, Alice Walker had a headstone placed at her grave site with this epitaph:
ZORA NEALE HURSTON: “A GENIUS OF THE SOUTH.”

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BARRACOON
. Copyright © 2018 by The Zora Neale Hurston Trust. Foreword: Those Who Love Us Never Leave Us Alone with Our Grief: Reading
Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo”
© 2018 by Alice Walker; granted by permission of Alice Walker. Introduction, editor's note, and reference materials copyright © 2018 by HarperCollins Publishers. All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. By payment of the required fees, you have been granted the nonexclusive, nontransferable right to access and read the text of this e-book on-screen. No part of this text may be reproduced, transmitted, downloaded, decompiled, reverse-engineered, or stored in or introduced into any information storage and retrieval system, in any form or by any means, whether electronic or mechanical, now known or hereafter invented, without the express written permission of HarperCollins e-books.

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Cover photographs: Erik Overbey Collection, The Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of South Alabama (portrait); Broadside from Charleston, South Carolina, advertising the sale of a new shipment of slaves, 24 July, 1769 (print); American School (eighteenth century) / American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA / Bridgeman Images (background and border); © THE PALMER/iStock/Getty Images (peach)

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Door of No Return
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*
  This table is drawn from the works of Sylviane A. Diouf,
Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship “Clotilda” and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America
(New York: Oxford University Press, 2007); and Natalie S. Robertson,
The Slave Ship Clotilda, and the Making of AfricaTown, USA: Spirit of Our Ancestors
(Westport, CT: Praeger, 2008).

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