Ishmael Reed proves he's a formidable historical novelist in this sharp, wildly funny slave's-eye-view of the Civil War. Three slaves infected with Dysaethesia Aethipica (a term coined in the nineteenth century for the disease that makes black people run away) escape from Virginia.
Ishmael gives an overview of the book:
Author of twenty-eight published books to date, Ishmael Reed is a novelist, poet, playwright, and essayist. He is also a publisher, editor of thirteen anthologies and numerous magazines, television producer, public media commentator, teacher and lecturer. His online...