Frederick Williams, Making My Way to Harlem

On the pages of this historical novel, the majesty of that grandeur period in this country's cultural history known as the Harlem Renaissance is brought to life. Within the pages of this novel, you will meet Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Dr. W. E. B. Du Bois, Zora Neale Hurston, Jessie Fauset, A. Philip Randolph, James Weldon Johnson, Dr. Alain Locke and many other artists that made this period so unique. You will walk down 135th Street and Lenox Avenue to the famous 135th Street Library where Regina Andrews held poetry readings and intellectual conversations among the literary elite of the community. The author takes you to the other side of Harlem where the majority of the people reside. You visit a rent party, and a tenement apartment, places where people struggled to survive. You will also visit the famous Harlem nightlife with stops at the Cotton Club, Connie's Inn, and the Sugar Cane Club. There are also scenes at the Amsterdam Theater in Lower Manhattan with the Ziegfeld Follies. Making My Way to Harlem is the first historical novel about the Harlem Renaissance since Richard Bruce Nugent's, Gentleman Jigger written in 1930 and Wallace Thurman's Infants of the Spring, written in 1932. Nugent and Thurman were part of the Bohemian writers who defied the conventional style of writing. Both are characters in this novel.

 

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$24.95
ISBN: 9781737181859
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Published: Pairee Publications LLC - September 1st, 2023

On the pages of this historical novel, the majesty of that grandeur period in this country's cultural history known as the Harlem Renaissance is brought to life. Within the pages of this novel, you will meet Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Dr. W. E. B. Du Bois, Zora Neale Hurston, Jessie Fauset, A. Philip Randolph, James Weldon Johnson, Dr.


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