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Claude McKay

Claude McKayBorn: 15-Sep-1890
Birthplace: Sunnyville, Clarendon, Jamaica
Died: 22-May-1948
Location of death: Chicago, IL
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Matter of Dispute
Occupation: Novelist, Poet

Nationality: Jamaica
Executive summary: Home to Harlem

Father: Thomas McKay (peasant)
Wife: Eulalie Lewars (m. 1914)

    University: Tuskegee Institute (1912)
    University: Kansas State Teachers College (1912-14)

    Traveled to the USSR 1922-23
    Naturalized US Citizen 1940
    Converted to Catholicism 1942
    Risk Factors: Syphilis, Sciatica

Author of books:
Songs of Jamaica (1912, poetry)
Constab Ballads (1912, poetry)
Spring in New Hampshire (1920, poetry)
Harlem Shadows (1922, poetry)
Home to Harlem (1928, novel)
Banjo (1929, novel)
Gingertown (1932, short stories)
Banana Bottom (1933, novel)
A Long Way from Home (1937, memoir)
Harlem: Negro Metropolis (1940, nonfiction)
Selected Poems (1953, poetry, posthumous)



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