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Home to Harlem

Claude McKay


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Life in Harlem during the 1920's. Two black men, two different paths. Many colourful characters along the way, a rhythm you can read, a language you can hear. And most of all, origins you can feel. A vibrant Caribbean community that is almost a character itself in the book. With this book, Claude Mckay clearly adds himself and his work to the "Niggerrati" group, which was about depicting black lives with all that is good and all that is bad...


Celebrating the finest works of the Harlem Renaissance, one of the most important Black arts movements in modern history.

'Why did I want to mix mahself up in a white folk's war? It ain't ever was any of black folks' affair'

When Jake Brown joins the army during the First World War, he is treated more like a slave than a soldier. After deserting his post to escape the racial violence he is facing, Jake travels back home to Harlem. But despite the distance, Jake cannot seem to escape the past and the explosive ways in which it can culminate.

Written with brutal accuracy, Home to Harlem is an extraordinary work, and was the first American bestseller by a Black writer.

'One of the most gifted writers of the Harlem Renaissance' Washington Post
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Binding: Paperback
Publication date: 29 Sept 2022
Dimensions: 129 x 177 x 18 mm
ISBN: 9781784877583