Claude McKay

Claude McKay (1890 – 1948) was a Jamaican writer and poet who moved to the US in 1912. He was a seminal figure in the Harlem Renaissance, a literary movement that flourished in the 1920s. Songs of Jamaica and Constab Ballads were published in London in 1912. His later collection, Harlem Shadows (1922) was an important book in the Harlem Renaissance.

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