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Ishmael Reed

  • Challenging a prevailing attitude, this account disputes the idea that racism is no longer a factor in American life. Based on cultural and literary evidence?including Mark Twain?s Huckleberry Finn ?it argues that, in some ways, the United States very much resembles the country of the 1850s. Not only are the representations of blacks in popular culture...

    Publisher : Baraka Books
    published : 2012
  • Oakland is a blues city, brawling and husky . . . Often overshadowed by San Francisco, its twinkling sister city across the Bay, Oakland is itself an American wonder. The city is surrounded by and filled with natural beauty?mountains and hills and lakes and a bay?and architecture that mirrors its history as a Spanish mission, Gold Rush outpost, and...

    Publisher : Crown/Archetype
    published : 2007
  • Ishmael Reed?s parody of slave†narratives?the¬†classical literature of the African American tradition?which redefined the neo-slave genre and launched a lucrative academic industry Some parodies are as necessary as the books they answer. Such is the case with¬† Flight to Canada , Ishmael Reed?s scathing, offbeat response to conventional anti-slavery...

    Publisher : Open Road Media
    published : 2013
  • Ishmael Reed?s inspired fable of the ragtime era, in which a social movement threatens to suppress the spread of black culture?hailed by Harold Bloom as one of the five hundred greatest books of the Western canon In 1920s America, a plague is spreading fast. From New Orleans to Chicago to New York, the ?Jes¬†Grew? epidemic makes people desperate...

    Publisher : Open Road Media
    published : 2013
  • African Americans have been at war with some elements of the white population from the very beginning. In this collection of essays, his first since Airing Dirty Laundry in 1993, Reed explores the many forms that this homefront war has taken. His brilliant social criticism feints deftly among past and present, government and media, personal and political....

    Publisher : Basic Books
    published : 2004
  • A new collection of essays first published in The New York Times and Playboy. Reed tackles subjects including Oakland, eugenics, and domestic violence,

    Publisher : Da Capo Press
    published : 2008
  • Angry and hilarious, this collection of satirical essays about Barack Obama confronts the racial tensions that have dogged the president during his campaign and first year in office. Some of the pieces include "Ma and Pa Clinton Flog Uppity Black Man," "Crazy Rev. Wright," and "Obama Scolds Black Fathers, Gets Bounce in Polls." Previously unpublished...

    Publisher : Baraka Books
    published : 2010
  • Including material and photographs not included in most of the 100 other books about the champion, Ishmael Reed?s The Complete Muhammad Ali is more than just a biography?it is a fascinating portrait of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st. An honest, balanced portrayal of Ali, the book includes voices that have been omitted from other...

    Publisher : Baraka Books
    published : 2015
  • Seeking to reclaim a history that has remained largely ignored by historians, this dramatic and stirring account examines each of the definitive American cooperative movements for social changefarmer, union, consumer, and communalistthat have been all but erased from collective memory. With an expansive sweep and breathtaking detail, this scholarly...

    Publisher : PM Press
    published : 2012
  • Using the yardstick that a short story is any fiction under 15,000 words, Ishmael Reed?with the assistance of Carla Blank?has assembled an anthology that includes work ranging from animal stories of the Northwest Coast Eyaks to African-American folklore to reflections on the American Muslim experience. Pow-Wow is the sequel to Reed?s From Totems...

    Publisher : Da Capo Press
    published : 2009
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