In Depth with Ishmael Reed
Ishmael Reed talked about his life, work, and career. Topics included the role of the media in American society, race relations past… read more
Ishmael Reed talked about his life, work, and career. Topics included the role of the media in American society, race relations past and present, and the impact of the election of President Obama. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Ishmael Reed is the award-winning author of more than twenty books, including novels, essays, plays, and poetry. Mr. Reed has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and was twice nominated for the National Book Award. Ishmael Reed is the author of non-fiction books: Shrovetide in Old New Orleans (1978); God Made Alaska for the Indians (1982); Writin' is Fightin': Thirty-Seven Years of Boxing on Paper (1989); Airing Dirty Laundry (1993); Another Day at the Front: Dispatches from the Race Wars (2003); Blues City: A Walk in Oakland (2003); Mixing it Up: Taking on the Media and Other Reflections (2008); Barack Obama and the Jim Crow Media: The Return of the Nigger Breakers (2010). He also provided the introduction and commentary to photography book Oakland Rhapsody: The Secret Soul of an American Downtown (1995). Mr. Reed is also the editor of 13 anthologies and the author of 10 fiction works, six books of poetry, and a compilation of six plays. His work includes: Flight to Canada, Conversations with Ishmael Reed, Last Days of Louisiana Red, and Reckless Eyeballing. close
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