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  • Blues Cityby Ishmael Reed

    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...

  • Barack Obama and the Jim Crow Mediaby Ishmael Reed

    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 Previously unpublished...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...

  • Going Too Farby Ishmael Reed

    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...

  • Flight to Canadaby Ishmael Reed

    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...

  • Mumbo Jumboby Ishmael Reed

    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...

  • The Complete Muhammad Aliby Ishmael Reed

    Baraka Books 2015; US$ 22.99

    Including material and photographs not included in most of the 100 other books about the champion, Ishmael Reed?s The Complete Muhammad Ali is more than just a biography?it is a fascinating portrait of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st. An honest, balanced portrayal of Ali, the book includes voices that have been omitted from other... more...

  • For All the Peopleby John Curl; Ishmael Reed

    PM Press 2012; US$ 14.99

    Seeking to reclaim a history that has remained largely ignored by historians, this dramatic and stirring account examines each of the definitive American cooperative movements for social changefarmer, union, consumer, and communalistthat have been all but erased from collective memory. With an expansive sweep and breathtaking detail, this scholarly... more...

  • Dark Erosby Ph.D. Reginald Martin; Ishmael Reed; Lenard D. Moore

    St. Martin's Press 1999; US$ 8.99

    The overwhelming power of the erotic imagination is brought to full flower in this masterful collection of African-American writings. With pieces from more than seventy writers, Dark Eros explores the erotic possibilities as imagined and reported by authors both well-known and emerging. Using the literary to trace the range of the erotic impulse,... more...

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