The literary life of Brother Ali

Brother Ali with one of his favorite books, Zora Neale Hurston's
Brother Ali with one of his favorite books, Zora Neale Hurston's "Their Eyes Were Watching God." (MPR Photo/Larissa Anderson)
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Brother Ali, a recording artist with the Minneapolis-based Rhymesayers record label, came to our studio with a copy of Zora Neale Hurston's "Their Eyes Were Watching God."

This literary classic, known for its use of Black Southern dialect and its exploration of race, gender and self-empowerment, is meaningful to Ali on many levels.

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