Barracoon Summary
Zora Neale Hurston

Everything you need to understand or teach Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston.

  • Barracoon Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Barracoon Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Barracoon Overview

A poignant mixture of biography and oral history, Barracoon consists of a series of interviews between writer and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston and Cudjo Lewis, an African man who was one of the last slaves to be brought legally into the United States to in order to be sold as slaves. Hurston sought out the 86-year-old Cudjo Lewis at his home in Plateau, Alabama in the summer of 1927. Over a series of conversations, Lewis spoke with Hurston about a great many topics, along the way addressing themes Among other themes such as humanity, loss, oppression, and hope. Hurston narrates short portions of the text, while the rest of the story consists of Cudjo's memories, represented faithfully by Hurston in Cudjo's colloquial vernacular.

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