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- Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 16.00
Oakland is a blues city, brawling and husky . . . Often overshadowed by San Francisco, its twinkling sister city across the Bay, Oakland is itself an American wonder. The city is surrounded by and filled with natural beauty?mountains and hills and lakes and a bay?and architecture that mirrors its history as a Spanish mission, Gold Rush outpost, and... more...
- Baraka Books 2010; US$ 15.99
Angry and hilarious, this collection of satirical essays about Barack Obama confronts the racial tensions that have dogged the president during his campaign and first year in office. Some of the pieces include "Ma and Pa Clinton Flog Uppity Black Man," "Crazy Rev. Wright," and "Obama Scolds Black Fathers, Gets Bounce in Polls." Previously unpublished... more...
- Baraka Books 2012; US$ 15.99
Challenging a prevailing attitude, this account disputes the idea that racism is no longer a factor in American life. Based on cultural and literary evidence?including Mark Twain?s Huckleberry Finn ?it argues that, in some ways, the United States very much resembles the country of the 1850s. Not only are the representations of blacks in popular culture... more...
- Open Road Media 2013; US$ 14.99
Ishmael Reed?s parody of slave narratives?the classical literature of the African American tradition?which redefined the neo-slave genre and launched a lucrative academic industry Some parodies are as necessary as the books they answer. Such is the case with Flight to Canada , Ishmael Reed?s scathing, offbeat response to conventional anti-slavery... more...
- Open Road Media 2013; US$ 14.99
Ishmael Reed?s inspired fable of the ragtime era, in which a social movement threatens to suppress the spread of black culture?hailed by Harold Bloom as one of the five hundred greatest books of the Western canon In 1920s America, a plague is spreading fast. From New Orleans to Chicago to New York, the ?Jes Grew? epidemic makes people desperate... more...
- Columbia University Press 1999; US$ 11.95
Ishmael Reed's electrifying first novel zooms readers off to the crazy, ominous kingdom of HARRY SAM–a miserable and dangerous place ruled for thirty years by Harry Sam, a former used car salesman who wields his power from his bathroom throne. In a land of a thousand contradictions peopled by cops and beatniks, black nationalists and white liberals,... more...
- Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 16.95
Ishmael Reed's career as one of our great playwrights has long been eclipsed by his other work. Here published for the first time, Reed's plays follow the ancient tradition of using the theater as a forum in which the official versions of our history can be critiqued. Dealing with subjects that mainstream theatergoers might find disturbing–homelessness,... more...
- Columbia University Press 2000; US$ 11.95
When Papa LaBas (private eye, noonday HooDoo, and hero of Reed's Mumbo Jumbo) comes to Berkeley, California, to investigate the mysterious death of Ed Yellings, owner of the Solid Gumbo Works, he finds himself fighting the rising tide of violence propagated by Louisiana Red and those militant opportunists, the Moochers. A HooDoo detective story and... more...