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March 11, 2020 at 11:03 am

CBC Radio Interviews Holcomb about Discovering ‘Romance in Marseille’

Dr. Gary Holcomb, p[ortrait

Dr. Gary Holcomb

CBC’s On Demand with Tom Power interviewed Dr. Gary Holcomb about “rediscovering Claude McKay’s Romance in Marseille, a novel that was lost to history.”

Holcomb is Professor of African American Studies at Ohio University.

Claude McKay was a seminal figure of the Harlem Renaissance. The Jamaican-born writer is remembered, in part, as the first black bestselling author in American history. Last month, McKay’s novel Romance in Marseille was published 87 years after it was originally written. Gary Holcomb, an author and professor who discovered and co-edited the novel, joined Tom Power to talk about the complicated politics of the Harlem Renaissance, and why so many of America’s seminal black voices get sidelined by history.

Listen to the interview at CBCListen.



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