Ishmael Reed

Novelist, Author

1938 –

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Who is Ishmael Reed?

Ishmael Scott Reed is an American poet, essayist, songwriter, playwright, and novelist, as well as being an editor and publisher. Reed is known for his satirical works challenging American political culture, and highlighting political and cultural oppression.

Reed's work has often sought to represent neglected African and African-American perspectives; his energy and advocacy have centered more broadly on neglected peoples and perspectives, irrespective of their cultural origins.

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Born
Feb 22, 1938
Chattanooga
Also known as
  • Ismael Scott Reed
  • Ishmael Scott Reed
Spouses
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Lived in
  • Buffalo
  • Oakland

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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