Claude McKay was an African-American author who was born in Jamaica. He became a central figure of the Harlem Renaissance literary movement of the 1920’s and 1930’s. McKay’s short story “Near- White,” comes from his collection entitled Gingertown. “Near-White” concerns a light-skinned black lady, Angie Dove, who can “pass” as a white person. She falls in love with a white man, but gets her heart broken once she discovers that he would never love a woman if he knew that she was black. Relevant sources include those dealing with the confusing identity associated with being a person of mixed racial heritage.
Circulating Books and Materials – A Selected List
Call Number: GN495.6 .B56 2009 *(This book explores issues concerning mixed race.)
o Volume 3, pages 239-240
o Volume 41, page 329
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