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Ishmael Reed Quotes: In Haitian mythology there is the figure Ghede, who in West Africa, is Iku, whose role is to show
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Ishmael Reed Quote: When I say Afro-American aesthetic, I'm not just talking about the United States, I'm talking about the Americas. People in the Latin countries read my books because they share the same international aesthetic that I'm into and have been into for a long time. And it's multicultural.
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Quotes about Ishmael Reed: A black boxer's career is the perfect metaphor for the career of a black male. Every day is like being in the gym, sparring with impersonal opponents as one faces the rudeness and hostility that a black male must confront in the United States, where he is the object of both fear and fascination.
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Quote about Ishmael Reed: The cultural wars of the sixties are over. I've reconciled with those who were my critics and opponents years ago. I was at odds with some those who were Black nationalists. Yet when feminists attempted to end my career and leave me as literary road kill, it was the Black nationalists who came to my rescue.
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Ishmael Reed Sayings: Do you think that Gwendolyn Brooks would give an award to someone who hated Black women, the lie that was circulated throughout New York and reached all the way down to Martinique where I was a guest Professor? The lie was circulated by people who don't read my books.
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Ishmael Reed Saying: I think Black intellectuals see too deeply. That's the problem. It's a cause of anxiety, because we see things differently.
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Sayings about Ishmael Reed: Currently, U.S. society has been encouraged by its political and subsidized mass-media intelligentsia to view U.S. life as a continual
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Saying about Ishmael Reed: American cultural institutions seem so bent on preserving the values of
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Ishmael Reed Quotes: David Simon [the creator of The Wire] and I have a running controversy for years. It all stems from a telephone call I made to KPFA [Pacifica radio] when he was a guest there in the 90's on Chris Welche's show. He was going around the country with a Black kid from the Ghetto to promote something called The Corner - it was all about Blacks as degenerates selling drugs, etc.
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Ishmael Reed Quote: I walked out on American Gangster: this evil piece of dreck. Defenders of this junk say that these movies give Black actors jobs. So did
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Quotes about Ishmael Reed: I consider racism to be a medical problem. Racists need serious medical and psychiatric help, because they are killing themselves and making others suffer along with them.
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Quote about Ishmael Reed: 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.
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Ishmael Reed Sayings: The liberal wing of the feminist movement may have improved the lives of its middle- and upper-class constituency--indeed, 1992 was the Year of the White Middle Class Woman--but since the leadership of this faction of the feminist movement has singled out black men as the meta-enemy of women, these women represent one of the most serious threats to black male well-being since the Klan.
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