born as: Claude McKay
Jamaican-born poet and novelist whose Home to Harlem (1928) was the most popular novel written by an American black to that time. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature
Many of McKay's books are often distinguished by the vivid dustjacket art work, much of it designed by Aaron Douglas, including his books Banjo (1929), Home to Harlem (1928), A Long Way from Home (1937), and Banana Bottom (1933). However, his first book, Songs from Jamaica (1912), published in London in wrappers is harder to find.