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Claude McKay

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Adventure-seasoned and storm-buffeted, I shun all signs of anchorage, because The zest of life exceeds the bound of laws.

— Claude McKay


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

— Claude McKay

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

— Claude McKay

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

— Claude McKay

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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.

— Claude McKay

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About Claude McKay

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This started his regular involvement with Workers' Dreadnought and the Workers' Socialist Federation a Council Communist group active in the East End and which had a majority of women involved in it at all levels of the organization. The article about his co-editor position was found in The Chicago Defender. McKay's original English manuscripts have been lost.

McKay was attracted to communism in his early life but he was never a member of the Communist Party. McKay also authored a collection of short stories Gingertown (1932) two autobiographical books A Long Way from Home (1937) and My Green Hills of Jamaica (publiClaude McKayd posthumously) and a non-fiction socio-historical treatise entitled Harlem: Negro Metropolis (1940).

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