X Press, 2000 - 284 pages
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Lincoln 'Banjo' Daily doesn't see what slavery has to do with music. He plays the banjo because he likes to. He is just one of a colony of drifters who have settled on the tough waterfront of Marseilles in the 1920s. They panhandle by day, and at night do the rounds of the brawling bistros. They drink, look for women, dance, play music, make love and fight, and they talk about their homes in Senegal, the Caribbean and the United States: about Garvey's 'back-to-Africa' movement, and about being black. A journey which leads some of them to discovering their African roots and a sense of belonging to a race 'weighed, tested and poised in the universal scheme'.

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Avis d'utilisateur  - Laura - Goodreads

The Story without a Plot. Of course! But it doesn't mean it's a bad read. Consulter l'avis complet

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Avis d'utilisateur  - Dylan Suher - Goodreads

It took me a while to get into this; I think McKay needs the surrogate of Ray to comfortably represent the subjects of the novel and indulge in the considerable speechifying to which he is prone. But ... Consulter l'avis complet

À propos de l'auteur (2000)

McKay was a Black American poet and novelist, originally from Jamaica.

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