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Ishmael Reed
(1938-____) born on
Feb 22
US author. He was a noted satirist whose books include "Chattanooga", 1973; "Flight to Canada", 1976.
         
   
F
We learn about one another's culture the same way we learn about sex: in the streets.

R
Writing has made me a better man. It has put me in contact with those fleeting moments which prove the existence.
A
I try to do what has never been done before.
N
No one says a novel has to be one thing. It can be anything it wants to be, a vaudeville show, the six o'clock news, the mumblings of wild men saddled by demons.
K
Regardless of the criticisms I receive from the left, the right and the middle, I think it's important to maintain a prolific writing jab, as long as my literary legs hold up.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Writin' Is Fightn'," 1988.
R: In "African-American Writers," 1991.
A: In "African-American Writers," 1991.
N: "Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down," 1975.
K: "Writin' Is Fightn'," 1988.
   


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