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Claude McKay - Quotes

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If a man is not faithful to his own individuality, he cannot be loyal to anything. ---->>>

Idealism is like a castle in the air if it is not based on a solid foundation of social and political realism. ---->>>

Nations, like plants and human beings, grow. And if the development is thwarted they are dwarfed and overshadowed. ---->>>

Upon the clothes behind the tenement, That hang like ghosts suspended from the lines, Linking each flat, but to each indifferent, Incongruous and strange the moonlight shines. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Jamaican
Born: September 15, 1889
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Die: 05-22, 1948
Occupation: Writer
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Festus Claudius "Claude" McKay (September 15, 1889 – May 22, 1948) was a Jamaican writer and poet, who was a seminal figure in the Harlem Renaissance. He wrote four novels: Home to Harlem (1928), a best-seller that won the Harmon Gold Award for Literature, Banjo (1929), Banana Bottom (1933), and in 1941 a manuscript called Amiable With Big Teeth: A Novel of the Love Affair Between the Communists and the Poor Black Sheep of Harlem which remained unpublished until 2017 (wikipedia)