Black History Presents – Daily Knowledge: Ishmael Reed (Day 6)
Ishmael Reed is a poet, essayist, and novelist. A prominent African–American literary figure, Reed is known for his satirical works challenging American political culture, and highlighting political and cultural oppression. Reed has been described as one of the most controversial writers. While his work has often sought to represent neglected African and African–American perspectives, his energy and advocacy have centered more broadly on neglected peoples and perspectives, irrespective of their cultural origins. Some of Reed’s works include Mumbo Jumbo, The Last Days of Louisana Red, and Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down.