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Ishmael Reed

Ishmael Scott Reed (born February 22, 1938) is an American poet, essayist, playwright and novelist. Reed is known for his satirical works challenging American political culture, and highlighting political and cultural oppression.

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    I am a cowboy in the boat of Ra. Lord of the lash,
    the Loup Garou Kid. Half breed son of Pisces and
    Aquarius. I hold the souls of men in my pot. I do
    the dirty boogie with scorpions. I make the bulls
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    Ishmael Reed (b. 1938)

    In the middle of the next century, when the literary establishment will reflect the multicultural makeup of this country and not be dominated by assimiliationists with similar tastes, from similar backgrounds, and of similar pretensions, Langston Hughes will be to the twentieth century what Walt Whitman was to the nineteenth.
    —Ishmael Reed (b. 1938)