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Ishmael Reed

Ishmael ReedAKA Ishmael Scott Reed

Born: 22-Feb-1938
Birthplace: Chattanooga, TN

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist, Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Free-Lance Pallbearers

Father: Bennie S. Reed
Mother: Thelma Coleman
Wife: Priscilla Rose (m. 1960, div. 1970, two sons)
Wife: Carla Blank (one daughter)

    University: University at Buffalo
    Professor: University of California at Berkeley (retired)

    Guggenheim Fellowship 1975

Author of books:
The Free-Lance Pallbearers (1967, novel)
Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down (1969, novel)
Neo-HooDoo Manifesto (1972)
Mumbo Jumbo (1972, novel)
Conjure: Selected Poems, 1963-1970 (1972, poetry)
Chattanooga: Poems (1973, poetry)
The Last Days of Louisiana Red (1974, novel)
Flight to Canada (1976, novel)
Shrovetide in Old New Orleans: Essays (1978, essays)
God Made Alaska for the Indians: Selected Essays (1982, essays)
The Terrible Twos (1982, novel)
Reckless Eyeballing (1986, novel)
New and Collected Poetry (1988, poetry)
The Terrible Threes (1989, novel)
Airing Dirty Laundry (1993, essays)
Japanese By Spring (1993, novel)
The Reed Reader (2000, anthology)
Blues City: A Walk in Oakland (2003, nonfiction)

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