Title Profile & Character Information

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Annotation
Rooted in black folk traditions and steeped in mythic realism, this classic, poetic love story celebrates African-American culture and heritage. Through its powerful, mesmerizing narrative, it pays quiet tribute to a black woman who, though constricted by the times, demands to be heard. Unabridged. 7 CDs.

Awards
2000-2001  Audie Award

Characters
NameCrawford, Janie
GenderFemale
TraitsAfrican American
Independent

GenreSouthern fiction
Coming of age
Literary
Classic
Fiction
TopicsAfrican American women
African American culture
Women's lives
Relationships
Hardship
Self-discovery
SettingEaton, Florida
Small town