Home to Harlem (Paperback)

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Claude McKay's 1928 novel, Home to Harlem, is one of the most important works of the Harlem Renaissance. With raw, unflinching candor, McKay explores race, identity, love, and loss and gives voice to the plight of young Black men during the Jazz Age. Jake Brown, a Black American soldier and a World War I deserter, returns to Harlem and struggles to find his place in a vibrant working-class community that's rife with poverty, crime, and racism. He meets various characters, including a displaced Haitian intellectual, prostitutes, hustlers, and jazz musicians, and he experiences everything from love and joy to despair and violence.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780486852584
ISBN-10: 048685258X
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: April 17th, 2024
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Dover Thrift Editions