NEW YEAR GIFT
The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man
James Weldon Johnson
The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man(1912) is a story of a musician who rejects his black base and opts for a life of material comfort in the white world. The novel scouts for the issue of racial identity in the twentieth century. This had been a common theme in the writing of the Harlem Renaissance.
" The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement that spanned the 1920s and 1930s. At the time, it was known as the "New Negro Movement", named after the 1925 anthology by Alain Locke. Though it was centered in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, many French-speaking black writers from African and Caribbean colonies who lived in Paris were also influenced by the Harlem Renaissance.
Major representatives of the Harlem Renaissance "
Source ( Material within quote ) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlem_Renaissance
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