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Claude McKay
Festus Claudius McKay was a Jamaican writer and poet and a central figure in the Harlem Renaissance. In 1919 McKay wrote "If We Must Die", one of his most famous works. He wrote five novels: Home to Harlem, a bestseller which won the Harmon Gold Award for Literature; Banjo; Banana background; Romance in Marseille; and in 1941, a manuscript titled Amiable With Big Teeth: A Novel of Love Affair between Communists and the Poor Black Sheep of Harlem, was not published until 2017. McKay is also the author of collections of poetry; a collection of short stories, Gingertown; two autobiographies, A Long Way from Home and My Green Hills of Jamaica; and non-fiction, such as a historical and social treatise called Harlem: Negro Metropolis. His 1922 book of poetry, Harlem Shadows, was one of the first to be published during the Harlem Renaissance. His selected poems were published post diatum, in 1953. McKay was fascinated by communism early in his life.
BornFestus Claudius McKay, September 15, 1889, Clarendon Parish, Jamaica
DiedMay 22, 1948, Chicago, Illinois
OccupationWriter, poet, journalist
EducationKansas State College, Tuskegee Institute
PeriodHarlem Renaissance
Notable worksHome to Harlem
Notable awardsHarmon Gold Award

About Claude McKay

Poet Claude McKay was born in Clarendon Parish, Jamaica on September 15, 1889. He dies at the age of 58, on May 22, 1948.

Home to Harlem, Banana Bottom, and Banjo are novels by a Jamaican-American poet and author linked with the Harlem Renaissance. Songs of Jamaica and Constab Ballads are two of his poetry volumes.

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Claude McKay before becoming famous

Claude McKay was born in the Zodiac sign Virgo (The Maiden), and 1889 is also the year of Ox (牛) in the Chinese Zodiac.

In 1912, he left Jamaica to join the Tuskegee Institute. He went on to Kansas State University after that.

Achievement of Claude McKay

During the first two decades of the twentieth century, he was active in communist circles.

Claude McKay's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

He was born in the Jamaican town of Clarendon. In 1914, he married Eulalie Lewars, his longtime love.

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W.E.B. Dubois' work had an influence on him.

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Latest information about Claude McKay updated on March 20 2023.