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Bigotry on Broadway

Pre-order now; pub date Sept. 1 (free shipping) In this hard-hitting anthology, Ishmael Reed and Carla Blank have invited a diverse group of informed and accomplished writers, both women and men, who are rarely heard to comment on the long-standing bigotry on Broadway towards many different ethnic minorities. How do intellectuals and scholars feel about… Read more »

The Terrible Fours

The Terrible Fours

When Ishmael Reed wrote The Terrible Twos about the American infantile need for instant gratification, he could not have realized that in June 2020, journalist Nicole Wallace would be referring to a president as a “toddler.” Reed had parodied other genres, the gothic novel, the detective novel, the western and the neo-slave narrative, a term that he coined in… Read more »

Why No Confederate Statues in Mexico

The Civil War divides the United States. Millions, including the president, wish to maintain monuments to generals like Robert E. Lee. Referred to as “Knights” in Gone with the Wind,” some generals earned their bona fides by murdering blacks, Mexicans, and Native Americans During the Battle of Chapultepec in 1847, Robert E. Lee fought children,… Read more »

The Complete Muhammad Ali

“a must-read.” PBS/Book View Now “…it will become the truly definitive book on Muhammad Ali.” Professor Sam Hamod, PhD “twelve solid rounds of writing… stands above its competition.” Ron Jacobs, Counterpunch More than a biography and ‘bigger than boxing’, The Complete Muhammad Ali is a fascinating portrait of the twentieth century and the beginning of… Read more »

Barack Obama and the Jim Crow Media

“Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.” — Barack Obama. If you want to understand the context of Trayvon Martin’s murder and George Zimmerman’s acquittal, read this book. — The Publisher For Ishmael Reed, Barack Obama, like Michelangelo’s St. Anthony, is a tormented man, haunted by modern reincarnations of the demonic spirits used… Read more »

Going Too Far

“Wonderful… Bravo!” Robert Wilson, Pulitzer Prize winner for CIVIL warS. Ishmael Reed goes too far, again! Just as the fugitive slaves went to Canada and challenged the prevailing view that slaves were well off under their masters, Ishmael Reed has gone all the way to Quebec—where this book is published—to challenge the widespread opinion that… Read more »