Romance in Marseilles is a novel by Harlem Renaissance writer Claude McKay (1889-1948). McKay wrote his novel in the late 1920s and the early 1930s, but it was not published until the year 2020. The novel follows Lafala, a man from Senegal who works as a sailor. When the crew of a shipping boat find him stowing away on their boat, they lock him in a cold room, and he loses his legs to frostbite. After receiving a large monetary settlement from the shipping company, Lafala travels to Marseilles, France to try to win the affections of a woman he met there. The novel explores themes of history, racism, violence, greed, and love.