Claude McKay

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Claude McKay
Ìbí Festus Claudius McKay
Oṣù Kẹ̀sán 15, 1889(1889-09-15)
Clarendon, Jamaica
Aláìsí Oṣù Kàrún 22, 1948 (ọmọ ọdún 58)
Chicago, Illinois
Occupation Writer, poet
Period Harlem Renaissance
Notable work(s) Home to Harlem
Notable award(s) Harmon Gold Award

Festus Claudius "Claude" McKay (September 15, 1889[1] – May 22, 1948) was a Jamaican-American writer and poet, who was a seminal figure in the Harlem Renaissance.


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  1. See James, Winston (2003), "Becoming the People's Poet: Claude McKay's Jamaican Years, 1889-1912," in Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism, March 2003, No. 13, pp. 17-45; note 8. There has been much confusion over whether McKay was born in 1889 or 1890, but his birth certificate has been discovered showing that he was, in fact, born in 1889.