Another Day at the Front

Another Day at the Front

Dispatches From the Race War

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
A collection of essays by the author of Airing Dirty Laundry is a social criticism of the perpetuators of what he identifies as America's war on the black population, citing historical and ongoing conflicts while noting areas of responsibility in governmental, media, and public arenas. 20,000 first printing.

Perseus Publishing
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

An irreverent, brilliant, politically charged barrage of essays aimed at the perpetrators of America's war on blacks

Book News
Widely known for his fiction and poetry, Reed here presents 17 nonfiction essays, book reviews, and profiles. Taking extreme exception to the idea that race is no longer important in American society, Reed targets right-wing "public intellectuals," profiles the ideas of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois, draws links between the ideas of slavery supporter John C. Calhoun and William Pierce's white supremacist Turner Diaries to the ideas of commentators for the New York Times and National Public Radio, takes on the issue of the racial profiling of Arabs, and reports on the "culture wars" at the 110th annual convention of the Modern Language Association. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Offers a collection of seventeen essays, book reviews, and profiles addressing racial attitudes in American society.

Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2002]
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780465068913
Branch Call Number: 305.8009 REED
Notes: Includes index


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