Ishmael Reed

Ishmael Reed is a prize-winning essayist, novelist, poet, playwright, and author of, most recently, The Complete Muhammad Ali, which counterpunch.org has called “the most complete biography of one of history’s most famous personalities … also a history of the sport and business of boxing, Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam, the 1960s Civil Rights movement in the United States, and a myriad of other associated topics.”