The Anglo-Ethiopian Society

Book Club - Amiable With Big Teeth

Claude McKay

Tuesday 19th November 2019

7:30pm, National Theatre, Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PX - all welcome


The Society's book club will discuss Claude McKay's Amiable with Big Teeth.

Penguin Classics has recently published Amiable with Big Teeth, the newly discovered final novel by seminal Harlem Renaissance writer Claude McKay, which is a rich and multi-layered portrayal of life in 1930s Harlem and a historical protest for black freedom.

This colourful, dramatic novel centres on the efforts by Harlem intelligentsia to organise support for the liberation of fascist-controlled Ethiopia, a crucial but largely forgotten event in American history. At once a penetrating satire of political machinations in Depression-era Harlem and a far-reaching story of global intrigue and romance, Amiable with Big Teeth plunges into the concerns, anxieties, hopes and dreams of African-Americans at a moment of crisis for the soul of Harlem - and America.

Amiable with Big Teeth is available in hardback (ISBN 9780143107316) and paperback (ISBN 9780143132219) as well as in Kindle format.

We will meet in The Long Bar on the ground floor of the National Theatre.

If you would like to attend, or want further information, please email the Book Club.




Amiable with Big Teeth by Claude McKay.
Publisher : Penguin Classics, 2017
ISBN : 9780143107316 (hardback)
ISBN : 9780143132219 (paperback)

First Published in News File Summer 2019

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