The Weary Blues

The Weary Blues

Written by:
Langston Hughes
Narrated by:
Rhett Samuel Price
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Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
September 2022
0 hours 58 minutes
Langston Hughes is a widely celebrated African American writer and important leader of the 1920s Harlem Renaissance. Deeply inspired by the great poet Walt Whitman, Hughes’ own writings gave voice to the Black community in the American literary canon. His assertion that “I, too, sing America” echoes through history and continues to be a battle cry in the fight for fair representation and equality.

The Weary Blues, published in 1926, was Hughes’ first collection of poetry. He was only twenty-four years old at the time, but his insights carry wisdom beyond his years. Hughes made his literary debut at the height of Jim Crow when racial segregation ran deep through American society. Through the pain and hardship, there is also an unshakable pride in his African American heritage.

Enjoy the rich notes and rhythms of Hughes’ distinct “jazz poetry” style, brought to life in this extraordinary InAudio production.
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