Another Day At The Front: Dispatches From The Race War (Paperback)

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Another Day At The Front: Dispatches From The Race War (Paperback)


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This powerful essay collection from an award-winning author takes a critical look at America’s history of racism and the battles fought through the years by Black Americans.

African Americans have been at war with certain elements of the white population from the very beginning. Being Black in this hemisphere is a battle, and each day is one spent at the front. In this new collection of essays, his first since Airing Dirty Laundry (1993), Ishmael Reed explores the many forms that this homefront war has taken. His brilliant social criticism feints deftly among past and present, government and media, personal and political. From the author whose essay style has been compared to the punching power of boxers Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali, this book is a series of fast, powerful jabs at America's long tradition of racism. 

"Reed wears the mantle of Baldwin and Ellison like a high-powered Flip Wilson in drag." —Baltimore Sun 

"Ishmael Reed is a genius." —Terry McMillan 

"The sweep of his work has both grandeur and genius, and even when you disagree with him, he has you laughing, often at yourself. His always-provocative writing has humanity, humor, power, and vision. A true original." —Jill Nelson

Ishmael Reed is a novelist, poet, playwright, and essayist who has published nine critically acclaimed novels and more than a dozen other books of poetry and essays. In additional to being nominated for a National Book Award for Poetry, recent awards have included the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Award, a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and 2008 Blues Songwriter of the Year from the West Coast Blues Hall of Fame. He is Professor Emeritus at University of California at Berkeley.
Product Details ISBN: 9780465068920
ISBN-10: 0465068928
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication Date: January 8th, 2004
Pages: 240
Language: English