Banjo, A Story without a Plot. Claude McKay. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1929. Octavo, original half cloth over brightly-decorated boards, original dust jacket. First edition. “The first and most militant voice of the Harlem Renaissance” (Britannica).
“The Africans gave him a positive feeling of wholesome contact with racial roots. They made him feel that he was not merely an unfortunate accident of birth, but that he belonged definitely to a race weighed, tested, and poised in the universal scheme. They inspired him with confidence in them…”