Essays, poems, two plays, and excerpts from novels sample the witty satire and politically charged storytelling and cultural criticism that has made Reed one of the best known U.S. writers. His settings include the Harlem Renaissance, antebellum plantations, the mythical never-never land of the American west, and fantastic kingdoms of the future.
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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...