Thursday, January 6, 2011

2011 Harlem Renaissance Challenge

Since I am really into history, I always wanted to really dive in and learn about the Harlem Renaissance. I think that it is a really fascinating time and want to know all about it and sub-subjects (ex. how did women contribute to the literary movement/was there class ism between certain groups in the literary movement).

Reading While Riding is the host of the challenge and it will from January 1 until December 31.

1-3 books: Novice
4-7 books: Intermediate
8+ books: Harlem Renaissance Scholar

Suggested Readings:
Black Thunder by Arna Bontemps
God Sends Sunday by Arna Bontemps
One Way to Heaven by Countee Cullen
The Black Christ and Other Poems by Countee Cullen
Comedy, American Style by Jessie Redmon Fauset
Plum Bun by Jessie Redmon Fauset
The Chinaberry Tree by Jessie Redmon Fauset
There is Confusion by Jessie Redmon Fauset
The Conjure Man Dies: A Mystery Tale of Dark Harlem by Rudolph Fisher
The Walls of Jericho by Rudolph Fisher
Not Without Laughter by Langston Hughes
The Ways of White Folks by Langston Hughes
Jonah's Gourd Wine by Zora Neale Hurston
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
God's Trombones by James Weldon Johnson
Passing by Nella Larsen
Quicksand by Nella Larsen
Banana Bottom by Claude McKay
Banjo by Claude McKay
Gingertown by Claude McKay
Home to Harlem by Claude McKay
Black No More by George Schuyler
Slaves Today by George Schuyler
Infants of the Spring by Wallace Thurman
Interne by Wallace Thurman
The Blacker the Berry by Wallace Thurman
Cane by Jean Toomer
Tropic Death by Eric Walrond
The Wedding by Dorothy West
Flight by Walter White
The Fire in the Flint by Walter White
When Washington Was in Vogue by Edward Christopher Williams
Black Boy by Richard Wright
Uncle Tom's Children by Richard Wright

The level I am participating in is "Novice":

Passing by Nella Larson
Quicksand by Nella Larson
Black Boy by Richard Wright

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