Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

Banjo
Claude McKay

£13.99

Lincoln Agrippa Daily, known on the 1920s Marseilles waterfront as ‘Banjo,’ prowls the rough waterfront bistros with his drifter friends drinking, looking for women, playing music, fighting, loving, and talking – about their homes in Africa, the West Indies, or the American South, and about being black. It is a fine portrayal of how the French treated people from its sub-Saharan African colonies.

Paperback, 336pp
Harvest Books, 1970 (1929)
ISBN 9780156106757