Sunday, 1 February 2015

113th birthday of Langston Hughes

(Born 1 February 1902, Joplin, Missouri, US)
One of the most distinguished alumni of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s-1930s – prolific award-winning poet, novelist, playwright, columnist, freedom movement activist
First published in 1926 by Hughes, just 24, the poems here in The Weary Blues are a preview of the enduring liberatory portraiture of a stretch of anthologies and other writings that the savant contributes to African American and world literature

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