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Click for more detail about The Complete Muhammad Ali by Ishmael Reed The Complete Muhammad Ali

by Ishmael Reed
Baraka Books (Jul 16, 2015)
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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 books. It charts Ali’s evolution from Black Nationalism to a universalism, but does not discount the Nation of Islam and Black Nationalism’s important influence on his intellectual development. Filipino American author Emil Guillermo speaks about how “The Thrilla’ In Manila” brought the Philippines into the 20th century. Fans of Muhammad Ali, boxing fans, and those interested in modern African American history and the Nation of Islam will be fascinated by this biography by an accomplished American author.

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Click for more detail about Going Too Far: Essays About America’s Nervous Breakdown by Ishmael Reed Going Too Far: Essays About America’s Nervous Breakdown

by Ishmael Reed
Baraka Books (Sep 01, 2012)
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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 throwbacks to the days of minstrelsy, but politicians are also raising stereotypes reminiscent of those which fugitive slaves found it necessary to combat: that African Americans are lazy, dependent, and in need of management. Bold and direct, this book brings an important debate to the surface.


Click for more detail about Barack Obama And The Jim Crow Media: The Return Of The Nigger Breakers by Ishmael Reed Barack Obama And The Jim Crow Media: The Return Of The Nigger Breakers

by Ishmael Reed
Baraka Books (Jul 23, 2010)
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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 material also addresses the controversies around Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Tiger Woods.




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