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Home to Harlem Summary
Claude McKay

Everything you need to understand or teach Claude McKay by Claude McKay.

  • Home to Harlem Summary & Study Guide
  • 5 Biography
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  • 1 Encyclopedia Article
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  • 30 Home to Harlem Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
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Home to Harlem Summary

Plot Summary

Jake enlists in the US army but deserts after it is clear that his role there is purely menial. After going to England and living with a white woman, he gets on a freighter to go back home. In Harlem, Jake picks up an attractive brown woman, who demands fifty dollars. After sleeping with this woman, outside Jake finds out that she has given him the money back. Jake, to his dismay, finds out that he has lost the woman's address.

Jake is with his old buddy from the army, Zeddy at the Congo cabaret. He is selected for attention by the attractive singer, Rose. Jake goes to live with Rose, but does not feel true love for her. Zeddy gets Jake a job on the docks, but Jake quits when he finds out that he is a strikebreaker. A couple of days later, at a gambling den...

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