Home to Harlem - Chapters VIII and IX Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 44 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Home to Harlem.
This section contains 795 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Home to Harlem Study Guide

Chapters VIII and IX Summary

In chapter eight, the Baltimore cabaret is shut down by police, though it was thought to be protected. Jake is somewhat involved in the Baltimore affair. Due to his living with Rose, Jake has become popular and is invited to Madame Adeline Suarez's buffet flat. Then three young white men come to the flat after becoming acquaintances to the owner of the Baltimore. They spend lots of money, dance, and one of them plays the blues on the piano. The trio comes back next week and everyone at the flat is going mad over the new jazz tune. A singer sings about cocktails and cherries as a metaphor for the rich and varied life of jazz, drinking and romance. Even prostitutes at the place abandon themselves to the jazz until the white men bust the place, revealing...

(read more from the Chapters VIII and IX Summary)

This section contains 795 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Home to Harlem Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Home to Harlem from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook