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Another Day at the Front: Dispatches from the Race War

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African Americans have been at war with certain elements of the white population from the very beginning. Being black in this hemisphere is a battle, and each day is one spent at the front. In this new collection of essays, his first since Airing Dirty Laundry (1993), Ishmael Reed explores the many forms that this homefront war has taken. His brilliant social criticism fei ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published December 17th 2002 by Basic Books
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Sep 16, 2009 HHS Staff rated it really liked it
Reed will make you think, laugh, and scream. In this essay collection, he will introduce you to the concept of the Negro-Saxon (descendents of W.E.B. Dubois' "Talented Tenth" who now front for white conservatism), remind you that Jews, Irish, and Italians were scorned in America until they "turned" white, obsess on the "conspiracy of silence" that keeps growing white-on-white violence, drug use, and out-of-wedlock birth out of the news, and argue that we are in a second Confederacy stage. That l ...more
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Okay. You thought you were living in a content of their character small world. Things have changed soooo much. Then you wake up and realize there are clean sheets on the bed, but the mattress is infested, lumpy, and smelly. The gleefully singing little 'bots are meant to look the other way. If they looked closer at their surroundings and themselves, they'd scream the joint down. These essays blow the congratulatory fog away and exposes the mattress.
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Ishmael Scott Reed is an American 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 perspective
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