Yesterday, April 18, a BBC Radio 4 documentary entitled Seriously… aired. The broadcast celebrated the life and work of Zora Neale Hurston, a Harlem Renaissance author revered as one of the pre-eminent writers of twentieth-century African-American literature.
During the doc Solange spoke on the importance of the role Hurston played in her life, and the influence she had on her music. "As a black woman and as a black womanist and feminist, I felt incredibly empowered by Zora’s work," Solange explained. "One of things that I find really interesting and empowered by in Zora's work is this idea of breaking down and disassembling the angry black woman. Which is something that I felt really empowered to do in my own work."
Listen to the segment here.