I am currently reading a work by Zora Neale Hurston called Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo”. This is a story of Zora interviewing Cudjo Lewis, which his real name was Kossulu, was the last living person captured from Africa to be enslaved. So far, I get history of the slavery during his time and now I am starting to hear his story. It is known that the book was not published back then because the publishers were not impressed and they wanted Hurston to change the language. The moment you start to read his story, it was written in his dialect and I felt that Hurston wanted to do that so others can understand his existence rather changing the language to benefit those who would read it.
I will get back to you with my review.