Yuval Taylor

Yuval Taylor is the coauthor of Faking It: The Quest for Authenticity in Popular Music and Darkest America: Black Minstrelsy from Slavery to Hip-Hop, and the author of Zora and Langston: The True Story of a Deep Friendship, forthcoming in 2018 from W. W. Norton. He has also edited three volumes of American slave narratives.
August 04, 2016

In 1927, for Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes, America was full of promise. Their road trip through the South now seems a halcyon journey of friendship, bonhomie, adventure, and intellectual challenge.