Writers of the Harlem Renaissance

Our Harlem Renaissance celebration is underway!  We have a lot of great programs coming up.  Join in the celebration by reading a book by some of the great writers of the Harlem Renaissance.

My Soul's High Song: The Collected Writings of Countee Cullen, Voice of the Harlem Renaissance edited and with an introduction by Gerald L. EarlyMy Soul’s High Song: The Collected Writings of Countee Cullen, Voice of the Harlem Renaissance edited and with an introduction by Gerald L. Early
Cullen’s poems, a novel, essays, translations, speeches, an interview by James Baldwin, notes, and more have been collected in this volume.

The Weary Blues by Langston HughsThe Weary Blues by Langston Hughs
Nearly ninety years after its first publication, this celebratory edition of his first book of poetry reminds us of the stunning achievement of Langston Hughes, who was just twenty-four at its first appearance.

 

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale HurstonTheir Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Fair and long-legged, independent and articulate, Janie Crawford sets out to be her own person — no mean feat for a black woman in the ’30s. Janie’s quest for identity takes her through three marriages and into a journey back to her roots.

Amiable With Big Teeth: A Novel of the Love Affair Between the Communists and the Poor Black Sheep of Harlem by Claude McKayAmiable With Big Teeth: A Novel of the Love Affair Between the Communists and the Poor Black Sheep of Harlem by Claude McKay
This colorful, dramatic novel centers on the efforts by Harlem intelligentsia to organize support for the liberation of fascist-controlled Ethiopia, a crucial but largely forgotten event in American history.

The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBoisThe Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois
Du Bois’s seminal work of sociology, with searing insights into our complex, corrosive relationship with race and the African-American consciousness.

 

God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse by James Weldon JohnsonGod’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse by James Weldon Johnson
This collection of poems attempts to recreate a vanishing part of Black American spiritual culture–the inspirational sermons of old-time Negro preachers. Be one of the first 100 people to A Night at the Savoy for a free copy!