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Ishmael Reed

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American author known for such satirical and politics novels as Mumbo Jumbo, THE FINAL Days of Louisiana Reddish, and Yellow Back again Radio Broke-Down. He also released six poetry selections, ten essay selections, and several takes on, travelogues, and librettos. He went to the University or college of Buffalo. He released his first book, The Free-Lance Pallbearers, in 1967. He was a jazz musician and a article writer, and he performed piano for The Ismael Reed Quintet. He was created in Tennessee, but he was raised in NY. He wedded Carla Empty. He was influenced from the literary profession of Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes.

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Full Name Ishmael Reed
Date Of Birth February 22, 1938
Place Of Birth Chattanooga, TN
Profession Poet
Education University at Buffalo
Nationality American
Spouse Carla Blank
Awards MacArthur Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
Nominations National Book Award for Fiction, National Book Award for Poetry
Movies Personal Problems
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Director

Director

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Two-Fer2003Short

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Personal Problems1980

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Personal Problems1980

Self

Self

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Travel Notes of a Geechee Girl2017Documentary filmingHimself
Here Is Something Beautiful (Etc.Documentary announcedHimself
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic2013DocumentaryHimself
Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story2008DocumentaryHimself - Writer & Media Critic
The Last Angel of History1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
American Masters1989TV Series documentaryHimself

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Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth2013DocumentaryHimself

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