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  • Title: Banana Bottom
  • Author: Claude McKay
  • ISBN: 9780156106504
  • Page: 319
  • Format: Paperback

  • Banana Bottom By Claude McKay A Jamaican girl, Bita Plant, who was adopted and sent to be educated in England by white missionary benefactors, returns to her native village of Banana Bottom and finds her black heritage at war with her newly acquired culture.
    Claude McKay
    Festus Claudius Claude McKay was a Jamaican American writer and poet, who was a seminal figure in the Harlem Renaissance He wrote four novels Home to Harlem, a best seller that won the Harmon Gold Award for Literature, Banjo, Banana Bottom, and in 1941 a manuscript called Amiable With Big Teeth A Novel of the Love Affair Between the Communists and the Poor Black Sheep of Harlem that has not yet been published McKay also authored collections of poetry, a collection of short stories, Gingertown, two autobiographical books, A Long Way from Home and My Green Hills of Jamaica published posthumously , and a non fiction, socio historical treatise entitled Harlem Negro Metropolis His 1922 poetry collection, Harlem Shadows, was among the first books published during the Harlem Renaissance His Selected Poems was published posthumously, in 1953.

    Banana Bottom By Claude McKay


    Michael Cress
    Love McKay so much The imagery and descriptions of the Caribbean landscape in this novel transport you therehe crafts it flawlessly I authored a research paper on McKay entitled From Blue Seas to Mango Trees The Link Between Caribbean Paradise and African American Pride in which I focused on Bita Plant s concentration on the nature around her the lush landscapes and the beautiful surroundings in which she lived provided her the pride to thrive Bita s in betweenism in regard to her British exile [...]

    Yulande Lindsay
    Reading Banana Bottom for the sixth time has only served to cement it as one my absolutely favourite works of fiction Claude McKay s exploration of the socio cultural issues that ruled Jamaica during the early 20th century emphasises that much has changed in Jamaica and yet much has remained the same The story of Bita Plant is the universal one of the individual vs the society who one truly is in contrast to what is expected I recommmend this to anyone without reservation.

    It took me a while to get into this, but once I did I could really appreciate the beautiful mellow prose and the often non fiction like descriptions McKay brings to light the reality of the shade problem in Jamaica and also allows the reader to fall in love with rural Jamaica Its soil and it s farms Its natural vegetation and it s customs A lovely read

    Claude McKay wrote fantastic stories Like McKay s earlier novelBanjo, this story can successfully transport a reader to another culture in another time I enjoyed the detailed description of life in a Carribbean village and the romantic storyline I felt that the characters were drawn without as much internal depth as in _Banjo_, though Also, I felt that larger themes about cultural identity and cultural conflict were much hidden in this book than in _Banjo_.

    This was a gift from my Jamaican father in law, the title is obviously awesome Claude McKay is a Jamaican writer that was big in the Harlem Renaissance This book is the story of a country girl that gets adopted by some missionaries that have her educated in London and the she comes back to her home town of Banana Bottom and causes a ruckus cuz everyone wants that refined booty I enjoyed reading it for historical purposes.

    The first book I read for my graduate Caribbean Literature course It was rather involving and interesting to see how certain events in Bita s life brought on this amazing journey But most interesting is the dualism between Bita s roots and her acquired English ways A wonderful novel, but the ending left me wanting of it.

    3.5 stars

    Every time I read this book I am captured by the details of landscape and struggle faced by Caribbean people within the diaspora As relevant today as ever

    Published 1933 Racial relations in Jamaica.

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