Party season isn't looking too good this year. Here’s what you can read instead to travel to a world of fun, dancefloors and lowered inhibitions.
Romance in Marseille challenges ableism, celebrates Queer love and places a working class, multicultural community at its heart – and took 80 years to be published. Johny Pitts explains its essential lessons.
Claude McKay was born in Jamaica, and moved to the U.S. in 1912 to study at the Tuskgee Institute. In 1928, he published his most famous novel, Home to Harlem, which won the Harmon Gold Award for Literature. He also published two other novels, Banjo and Banana Bottom, as well as a collection of short stories, Gingertown, two autobiographical books, A Long Way from Home and My Green Hills of Jamaica and a work of non-fiction, Harlem: Negro Metropolis. His Selected Poems was published posthumously, and in 1977 he was named the national poet of Jamaica.
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