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Black History Presents – Daily Knowledge: Ishmael Reed (Day 6)

Black History Presents – Daily Knowledge: Ishmael Reed (Day 6)

Ishmael Reed

Ishmael Reed is a poet, essayist, and novelist. A prominent AfricanAmerican 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 AfricanAmerican 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.

About Mr. Blair

Eric Blair was born in August of 1984 in Philadelphia, PA, and raised in the North Philly section of the city. He has always enjoyed stories, schemes, and the complexities of plots. At a young age he discovered that he could create narratives full of adventures, creativity, and intrigue. It was this realization that caused him to fall in love with the art of storytelling. At age of twenty-one Eric began writing comic books. His first professional book “Hip-Hop Chronicles” was written for Space Dawg Entertainment in 2004. Eric’s writing style ranges from descriptive to expository writing, where the writing serves to explain and inform the audience. He uses thoroughly developed characters, clever situations, and witty conversation style and tone to keep readers engaged. Eric is inspired by authors who can evoke an emotional response from the reader, as well as authors who can blend elements of fact with fiction to construct a great piece. Eric is currently working on a series of comic books that are soon to be published, his recent writings have been guest featured on several online blogs. He works on perfecting his craft by consistently updating his work, editing pieces, reviewing the latest relevant material, and surrounding his self with like minded, creative, intelligent people.

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