Home to Harlem

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UPNE, 1987 - Fiction - 340 pages
22 Reviews
With sensual, often brutal accuracy, Claude McKay traces the parallel paths of two very different young men struggling to find their way through the suspicion and prejudice of American society. At the same time, this stark but moving story touches on the central themes of the Harlem Renaissance, including the urgent need for unity and identity among blacks.
  

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User Review  - Sheneika - Goodreads

This book was an easy read. It was reviewed harshly in its time. I would compare it to the way many African American critics view Tyler Perry's work as stereotypical and reductive to the progress of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jonathan - Goodreads

Don't we love that they've discovered McKay's lost novel and will be publishing it soon? Need to read this before the new one comes out. Also, love to read BlaQ authors... +++ Sensuous, ribald, funny ... Read full review

Contents

GOING BACK HOME
1
ARRIVAL
10
ZEDDY
17
CONGO ROSE
28
ON THE JOB AGAIN
41
MYRTLE AVENUE
55
ZEDDYS RISE AND FALL
75
THE RAID OF THE BALTIMORE
102
THE TREEING OF THE CHEF
160
ONE NIGHT IN PHILLY
188
INTERLUDE
204
RELAPSE
219
A PRACTICAL PRANK
230
HE ALSO LOVED
245
A FAREWELL FEED
263
THIRD PART
277

JAKE MAKES A MOVE
112
SECOND PART
121
THE RAILROAD
123
SNOWSTORM IN PITTSBURGH
140
SPRING IN HARLEM
279
FELICE
300
THE GIFT THAT BILLY GAVE
315
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McKay was a Black American poet and novelist, originally from Jamaica.

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